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Ray Fisher, 70,said the only thing hut was ‘his pride’ (Picture: Lincolnshire Live/BPM MEDIA)

A man had to be rescued from Lincoln’s Glory Hole after his boat got stuck and caused ‘utter chaos’.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue were called to High Bridge in the city centre on Wednesday when a passerby saw a man on the ledge of the bridge.

Ray Fisher was attempting to use the Glory Hole on his boat but the current was too strong.

He decided to stand on the ledge to try and push his boat out after it became wedged.

The 70-year-old said: ‘The Glory Hole is a lot narrower than the rest of the river so there is a heck of a flow on.

‘I thought I could make it through but I didn’t have enough power.

‘Like an idiot, I stepped off the boat and onto the ledge to try and shove the boat out.

‘The current caught it and pulled the boat away and I only had one rope on the back.

Ray Fisher, 70, got his boat stuck under High Bridge in Lincoln's city centre.

Mr Fisher’s boat became stuck in the Glory Hole (Picture: Lincolnshire Live/BPM Media)

‘I was stuck on one side and the boat was stuck on the other side.

‘There’s no damage, only to my pride. It caused utter chaos with the fire brigade.’

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue sent two Swift Water Rescue Teams to rescue Ray from the ledge and assist with removing the boat from under the bridge.

He escaped the incident without any injuries and the boat was undamaged.

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