Colwick Park stolen lifeboat recovered

Colwick Park Lifeboat
Image caption Colwick Park Lifeguards said the group was astounded at the response received from the community

An orange lifeboat stolen from a group of volunteers in Nottingham has been recovered.

The 6m (20ft) boat, belonging to Colwick Park Lifeguards, was taken from a storage unit in February.

Thieves also damaged other boats and equipment used by the group, which provides rescue cover at events.

Two men, aged 52 and 22, have been arrested in connection with the theft. Both have been released on bail pending further inquiries.

A spokesman for Colwick Park Lifeguards said the group had been "astounded" at the response to its appeals to trace the boat and thanked everyone who offered assistance.

But he said a "significant" number of other items, including special radio communications equipment, tools and boat engines were out of action and that fundraising efforts to replace them would continue.

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