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Somehow, Team GB Kayak duo managed to accidentally jump ship metres from the finish line

And not a wave in sight.

Source: SportsQuirk/YouTube

EMILY LEWIS AND Hayleigh Mason got more watersports than they bargained for during the 200m K2 sprint at the European Games this morning.

Although the British pair were cruising to a last place finish in this heat, they would have done enough to claim a semi-final berth if they just managed to stay in the boat.

They did not manage to stay in the boat and the time achieved by their kayak was changed to a DNF before they were delivered back to dry land.

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Turn the sound up on the video above for some glorious stiff-upper-lip commentary.

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