Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Alive and wrestling

A man went canoeing on Loch Fyne in Argyll over the weekend, but was tipped out of his canoe. He left everything in the water and swam ashore, as he was due to take part in a wrestling match at a Highland Games at Inveraray. Meanwhile, his floating equipment was spotted by a member of the public, who rang 999 and the Coastguard came out to search. Ashore, police also made inquiries and located the man at the Highland Games. The Coastguard politely reunited him with his canoe and paddles.


  1. He sounds quite a character! I hope he won the wrestling match after all the effort to get there! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

  2. Wow, he didn't drown & he got his stuff back.  That was one lucky guy.   Linda in Washington

  3. ally12313058591823 July 2008 at 11:32

    Did you find out how he got on wrestling ?????  ~  Don't think the coastguard was too pleased with him ~ but I am glad he made it to the Highland Games ~ Ally x

  4. springangel23523 July 2008 at 22:14

    Happy the gentleman is okay...take care!

  5. Wow.............one lucky man.....shame he didnt inform the coastguard that it was only his equipment that was missing and not him. Glad it all ended up well
    hugs Jayne