Family rescued by Hogwarts Express in Scottish Highlands

Police arranged for the famous steam train to pick the Cluetts up


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A family stranded in a remote part of the Scottish Highlands was rescued by the famous Hogwarts Express steam train on Thursday.

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Jon and Helen Cluett were with their four children staying a bothy in Lochaber when their canoe was swept away by a river, the BBC reports.

They phoned the police who arranged for the Jacobite steam train featured in the Harry Potter films to pick them up.

A spokeswoman for Stornoway Coastguard told The Press and Journal: "They were quite near the railway line so the Jacobite steam train was contacted and they picked them up and took them to Mallaig.

"They were well after the Harry Potter train came to their rescue."

Mr Cluett told the BBC: "I'm slightly sad because I'd lost my boat - but the kids, when they saw the steam train coming, all sadness left their little faces and was replaced by excitement and fun - just the real joy of having an adventure and having the train stop right next to them."

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