Body of man pulled from Thames in Surrey

Image above: the River Thames at Shepperton; Photograph from Google

Second water-related death in west London this week

A body has been pulled from the River Thames in Surrey after a man disappeared under the water.

Emergency services were called to a stretch of the waterway near a sailing club in Shepperton, around 8.00pm on Thursday evening (11 August).

Members of the public reported a man had gone underwater but had failed to resurface.

“Sadly, a man’s body was recovered from the river in the early hours of this morning. His next of kin are aware and are being supported by specially trained officers,” Surrey Police said.

Another man in his early 20s drowned in west London on Tuesday (9 August), after getting into difficulties while swimming at Bedfont Lakes.

Local authorities and the Royal National Lifeboat Association (RNLI) warn against entering water to cool down during heatwaves. Rivers and lakes tend to remain cold despite high temperatures and can send the body into shock.

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See also: Young man drowns swimming in Bedfont Lakes

See also: RNLI warn people not to swim in River Thames after body of 14 year old boy found

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