A woman has died after a boat capsized on the River Thames due to a rising tide.
Words: Daisy Greenaway
The female was taken to hospital was pronounced dead.
A RNLI lifeboat arrived to the scene within minutes after a man was found, soaking wet, on the shore.
They later found the woman upstream using heat source technology from a police helicopter
A spokesperson for Chiswick RNLI has said: “The man confirmed that he had been in a small boat with a female companion who was still missing. The Lifeboat crew immediately started a search up river following the incoming tide.
“The Police helicopter joined in the search and found a heat source in the river above Wandsworth Bridge. The helicopter crew directed the Lifeboat to the location where the Lifeboat crew found a woman face down in the water.
“She was taken on board and the crew commenced resuscitation while proceeding upstream.”
The incident is not being treated as suspicious.