A group of 6 white water slalom canoeists had to be rescued from the swollen River Tees on Saturday.

The article claims the 6 slalom canoeists are amongst the top 20 in the country

Russ Smith, a former British and World canoe slalom champion and manager of Teesside White Water Course, said: “Judging by the great volume of water that is around the country at the moment, my advice would be for any paddlers to be very, very careful on the rivers and try to seek local, expert advice if you are unsure.”

The full article, which appeared in the Northern Echo, can be read here

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