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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.
A 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.