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Star ships frequented the Clyde and unfortunately several sailors drowned off these craft. Here is the story of one incident told by an ex Glasgow Police Chief Superintendent...

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This is a simple story about a woman who was extremely drunk but would not leave the riverbank. She kept threatening to throw herself into the water...

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In Manchester 2016 tales24“A SPATE of deaths around Manchester’s waterways is feared to be the work of a serial killer. Bodies found in canals and rivers are said to be victims of “The Pusher”, A 'Murderer' dubbed The Pusher is alleged to bundle targets into the icy waters

“People WERE pushed to their death say police as death toll rises” 

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tales24Polmadie Bridge Before there were Bridges, ferries crossed the river at Polmadie (Bridge), Rutherglen (Bridge) and McNeill Street (St Andrews Bridge) Polmadie Footbridge connects Richmond Park with Glasgow Green

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There are different types of flooding, rainwater causing rivers to overflow, high tide flooding and flooding over low lying ground or “dips” in roadways etc.

I have rowed through floodwater in some interesting places...

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Snow, rain, sunshine, ice, flowers peeking through the snow, pigeons huddled together, swans walking, children building snowmen and adults clearing paths.

Whatever the festive season throws at us just be careful. Don’t let your dog run out onto the ice (keep it on a lead near waterways); don’t try to walk on the ice. Go carefully out there.

When I look back our records for Christmas times past there have been many waterway accidents, so please; this year let’s have no statistics to record.

Merry Christmas

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