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Great Western Canal pumps to be lifted by Chinook

By MDGPatrick  |  Posted: November 28, 2012

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Comments (0) A SECOND attempt to lift pumps from a flooded field using a military helicopter is likely to be made today, the Gazette understands.The huge pumps were placed in a field near Halberton and used to drain a giant lagoon which formed after last week's breach in the Grand Western Canal.The mission to lift them, using a Chinook helicopter, onto nearby lorries was due to take place yesterday but was called off because of fading light.The lagoon is now significantly lower after water was pumped one and a half miles away to a secure section of the canal.

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