River Rescues

Cambridge District Scout Archive

The following reports have been collated by Mike Petty and shared through Cambridgeshire History Facebook page.

1913 08 29

Linton – Morley rescued from river by scouts

1912 09 06

Members of the Belmont Cycle Club were proceeding to Upware on board the motor-launch Victory when it ran aground on the submerged bank of the river, the water was very high at the time, the floods extending for a considerable distance over the washes making it difficult to pick out the proper course. Patrol Leader Howard Swift of the Boy Scouts saw the party were in difficulty and the swollen stream was running with great power. He at once launched a boat and rowed over a mile to the stranded vessel and conveyed a dozen passengers to land. The members were so appreciative of his pluck that they presented him with a handsome silver medal, 12 09 06a & b

JWR Archivist Dec 2020