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Second body pulled from the River Thames near Barnes Bridge
The body of a young man was pulled out of the Thames in Barnes yesterday, January 8.
RNLI lifeboat crews were asked by the coastguard to launch a boat to recover the body, which was spotted at Corney Reach near Barnes Bridge.
Police were called at 4.05pm and recovered a male body, which is yet to be formally identified.
A police spokesman said: “Police were called on Tuesday, January 8, to reports of a body floating in the water by Chiswick Bridge.”
A second body of another young male was recovered by the RNLI near Putney Bridge at 8am.
Station manager Wayne Bellamy, who was on board the lifeboat for both of the recoveries, said: “Chiswick RNLI's thoughts and prayers are with the families of two young men whose bodies were recovered from the Thames. Our lifeboat crew had the sad duty of recovering them from the river.”
Mr Bellamy said he could not imagine what these times have been like for the families of the two young men not knowing where they were.
He said: “I truly hope that now we have found them, we have helped in some way.”
Both deaths are being treated as non suspicious and neither body has been formally identified.