Onlookers laugh as million-pound yacht crashes into Richmond Bridge

When sun worshippers hit the banks of the Thames in Richmond this weekend to enjoy the glorious weather, they probably weren’t expecting to see this.

Crowds jeered and laughed as luxury yacht, the Victoria, rammed into Richmond Bridge, producing an expensive-sounding crunch (skip to 0:40 for the best bit).

Strong currents were thought to be responsible for the crash, given that the river level had unexpectedly risen 7ft, according to reports.

The Victoria, which is reportedly worth around £1m, was trapped for some time but later managed to get free with significant damage to its top level after the river height dropped.

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