Boat attempting world record bursts into flames in Cumbria

Boat attempting world record bursts into flames in CumbriaCascade News


The moment a catamaran taking part in a world record attempt burst into flames in Cumbria has been captured on camera.

The picture was taken at the five-day Coniston Power Boat Records Week on Monday morning after Chris Loney, from Windermere, tried to break the Clubman's Catamaran Unlimited record.

According to the Daily Mail, he was approaching the South Gate at 148mph when the boat flipped 180 degrees, leaving the Mercury engine hanging by the cables.

It had been taken back to shore when a spark ignited a split fuel line.

The Cumbria Fire & Rescue team were called to help put out the flames.

Nobody was injured in the incident, which one witness described as "pretty spectacular".

The fire occurred on the same lake where Donald Campbell died in Bluebird.

See the footage below:



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