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The Narrowboat is pictured sinking near the Wiltshire town

People in Wiltshire were stunned to see footage of a boat sinking in the Kennet and Avon Canal.

The narrowboat was first seen on Tuesday, May 14 sinking halfway between Bradford-on-Avon and Trowbridge – partially blocking the waterway near Woodbrook Wood.

A bystander said he saw a group trying to float him without success.

There’s no name on it, so it’s a mystery who it belongs to and if they’re aware their boat is sinking.

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Wiltshire Times: Narrow boat seen sinking between Bradford-on-Avon and TrowbridgeWiltshire Times: Narrow boat seen sinking between Bradford-on-Avon and Trowbridge

Wiltshire Times: Narrow boat seen sinking between Bradford-on-Avon and Trowbridge

One person uploaded some images to the Spotted in Bradford on Avon Facebook page with the caption ‘does anyone know whose boat this is? and I know it sank?”.

Someone else in the group commented “how does a barge sink?”.

Meanwhile, others explained that if there is a lot of water that cannot be pumped out, such as if there has been heavy rain, or if there is a problem with the pump, the boat is likely to sink.