It seems that there are more accidents happening in canal locks than ever before. Or maybe it’s just that they seem to get reported a lot more than they used to. Anyway, we as a society cannot over emphasise that correct usage of a lock is of paramount importance. There is an excellent video here on YouTube from Canal & River Trust which includes a section on how to use a lock.

This boat sank in 25 seconds on the Kennet & Avon.