The Press release was from Fran Read, who's CRT's National Press Officer. If you read the footers on the message you find the following: In particular I like the bit at the end (which I've highlighted in red) which suggest that CRT's National Press Officer is not necessarily trusted to speak on behalf of CRT!
National Press Officer
Canal & River Trust, Toll House, Delamere Terrace, London, W2 6ND
I'd also love to know what the Data Commissioner's Office would make of the preceding warnings to an unintended recipient: Do CRT regularly send stuff to the wrong recipients?
PS : How do you know if you are not the intended recipient if they have sent it to you in the first place?
This is better than made up!