Emergency services report railway casualty and destroyed river cruiser in Milton Keynes

Two incidents required emergency support in Milton Keynes.

Monday, 17th May 2021, 11:26 am
Updated Monday, 17th May 2021, 11:28 am

A casualty was reported in the early hours of Friday May 14 by the emergency services at Milton Keynes

Transport Police, the Bucks Fire and Rescue Service, and South Central Ambulance were all present.

It took place at Wolverton Railway Station at 1:00am and was attended by three crews of firefighters, paramedics and transport officers.

A river cruiser was destroyed by a fire in Milton Keynes on May 14
A river cruiser was destroyed by a fire in Milton Keynes on May 14

A spokesperson for the Bucks Fire and Rescue Service said: "Firefighters assisted South Central Ambulance Service and British Transport Police with a casualty."

A river cruiser was destroyed by a fire at Grand Union Canal later that day at 07:50.

One woman required oxygen due to the amount of smoke she inhaled from the boat fire. The water rescue unit, Thames Valley Police and two crews of firefighters attended the scene.

In an attempt to salvage the boat, a main jet, a hose reel and two sets of breathing apparatus were all implemented by Bucks firefighters.