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Freak wave hits fire service boat

Fire Service boat at pontoon (photo from Calum Pearson)
The freak wave hit the craft at lunchtime on Wednesday

A fire service rescue crew was thrown from its boat after the vessel was hit by a freak wave on the River Clyde.

The incident happened during a training exercise near the Glasgow Science Centre at lunchtime on Wednesday.

Eyewitnesses said two or three members of Strathclyde Fire and Rescue managed to scramble onto a pontoon.

The boat, based at Polmadie fire station, will now undergo repairs. A spokesman for the fire service said crew members were safe and well.

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