Enquiries are underway after the body of a man was found in the Duke of Northumberland's River in Isleworth on Saturday (October 9).

Sources reported a heavy emergency services presence on Mill Plat and Church Street close to the Thames on Saturday morning.

Responding to an inquiry from the Richmond and Twickenham Times, a spokesperson for London Ambulance Service (LAS) confirmed that a man had sadly been pronounced dead: 

"We were called at 8.28am on Saturday morning ( 9 October) to reports of a person in the Duke Of Northumberland’s River at Church Street, Isleworth.

"We sent an ambulance crew, an advanced paramedic, an incident response officer and our Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) to the scene. The first medic arrived at the scene in less than five minutes.

"Sadly the patient died at the scene." 

Richmond and Twickenham Times:

A Met Police spokesperson also confirmed details and added they were making enquiries into the circumstances: 

"At 0819hrs on Saturday 9th October 2021 police were called to Church Street Isleworth to reports of an unresponsive male in the river.

"Officers and London Ambulance Service attended. The male, 40’s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

"His next of kin have been informed.

"Enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing however police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the death."

Among the emergency services who responded to reports of a person in the river were London Fire Brigade (LFB).

An LFB spokesperson said: "Firefighters were called to assist the Metropolitan Police Service and London Ambulance Service at an incident near Church Street in Isleworth... The Brigade was called at 0831 and the incident was over for firefighters by 0902. Three fire engines from Heston, Richmond and Chiswick fire stations and two fire rescue units from Heston and Euston fire stations attended the scene."