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A man was found clinging to a barge in the middle of the Thames last night.

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This beautifully eerie photo has made its way around the Twitter world almost 25,000 times after an RNLI crewman sent out a retweet challenge.

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A labrador and its owner were hauled to safety from the River Thames on Sunday.

Scuba Santas take a dive for charity

By Rob Virtue on December 17, 2012 1:58 PM |

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It was a gallant effort by a group of Santas who braved cold waters while wearing their big red suits in a world record attempt at the weekend.

01may29clipper.jpgA THAMES Clippers’ crew has been hailed as heroes after helping save a man from drowning in the river.


The crew of the Hurricane, based at Trinity Buoy Wharf, helped pull the man to safety last Thursday evening after he jumped off London Bridge.

The Hurricane – manned by captain Joe Maw, mate Ben Mann and deckhand Ross Myers – was about to leave London Bridge City Pier at 7pm when a passenger spotted the man in the water. He is believed to be about 35 and of Turkish origin.

The passenger informed the crew and the quick-thinking sailors threw the stranded man a lifebelt while they raised the alarm. A boat from the Metropolitan Police Marine Unit, based at Wapping, and the Tower RNLI lifeboat were quickly on the scene.

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