Body Pulled From Thames

Police confirm a body was found near Putney Bridge


Police in Putney

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Wandsworth Police are investigating the unexplained death of a male who was found in the River Thames near Putney Bridge at 08.15am on 8th January 2013.

Police with diving crews, the RNLI & ambulance crews were on Putney embankment this morning to pull the body from the river.

The lifeboat was alerted at around 8.30 a.m. this morning, (Jan 8th) and proceeded to the area. Police from Wandsworth and London Ambulance crew also attended the scene.

The body was taken away for formal identification. It is understood that it may have been in the river for several days and was lifted to the foreshore by the tide.

The RNLI placed the body in a body bag and took it by stretcher to the ramp by Putney Bridge, where it was taken away by ambulance.

The identity of the victim has yet to be confirmed.

January 8, 2013