‘Get Me Home’

A mission instigated by Oxford Blue boat rower and TV presenter, Dan Snow, attempting to bring back people stranded in France has been halted by officials.

Inspired by the 70th anniversary of the Dunkerque evacuation, the historian had filled three rigid inflatable boats with 25 people but was told by officials in Calais that he would not be able to return.

Snow and his team had been planning on ferrying people back to Dover throughout Sunday. Each round trip was expected to take two hours.

A spokesperson for the group said they did not know the reason why.

He added that the team have been told that once these boats leave, they will not be able to return.

“It is hugely disappointing, particularly for the hundreds of people who were making their way to Calais, as well as for Dan and his team.”
  
We have been shut down! No reason. Rescued 25 on way home shortly. No more boats we are very sorry.
Dan Snow’s message posted on Twitter

Dan Snow said the idea came about after his friend’s wife became stranded as airspace across Europe was closed following the Icelandic volcanic ash alert…

Read the full article on the BBC website

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