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Man’s Body Recovered from River Thames near Westminster Bridge

Earlier today, a tragic discovery was made as a man’s body was recovered from the water near Westminster Bridge in London. The incident occurred after officers were alerted to reports of a body floating in the River Thames by Waterloo Bridge at approximately 2:25 pm on March 29th.

Responding swiftly to the call, police teams recovered the man’s body from the water near Westminster Bridge. The identity of the deceased is currently being investigated, with authorities working diligently to inform his next of kin.

Man's Body Recovered From River Thames Near Westminster Bridge

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police stated: “Police were called at 2:24 pm on Friday, March 29th, to reports of a body in the water at Waterloo Bridge. Officers responded. A short time later, the body of a male was recovered from the water near Westminster Bridge. Police are working to determine the male’s identity and inform next of kin. The circumstances will be investigated.”

In a separate incident that occurred yesterday, tragedy struck again as a car plunged into the River Thames in Vicarage Walk, Battersea. Emergency services were called to the scene at approximately 12:20 am on March 29th after reports of a vehicle entering the water.

The car, with one occupant inside, was retrieved from the river later that day at 11:20 am. Unfortunately, the individual found in the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene.

A spokesperson from the London Ambulance Service provided details of their response, stating: “We were called at 3:29 am today to reports of an incident on Westminster Bridge Road, SE1. We sent resources to the scene, including an ambulance crew, an advanced paramedic, and an incident response officer. We also dispatched a trauma team in a car from London’s Air Ambulance. Our first medic arrived on the scene in three minutes. We treated a man at the scene for a chest injury before taking him to hospital.”

These tragic incidents serve as a sobering reminder of the dangers posed by the waterways in the city. Investigations into both incidents are ongoing, and anyone with information is urged to come forward and assist the authorities.

As details continue to emerge, our thoughts remain with the families and loved ones affected by these distressing events.

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