Woman rescued from the Thames after jumping from passenger ferry
A woman was rescued from the River Thames last night after jumping from a passenger ferry between Masthouse Terrace and Greenwich piers.
The woman, 40, jumped from a Meteor Clipper boat, operated by Thames Clippers, at 9.35pm, having boarded at Canary Wharf.
She is known to Kent police as a missing person.
She had called the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and Greenwich police earlier in the evening, threatening to jump into the river.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution launched a lifeboat from their Tower station in case she carried out her threat.
You may also want to watch:
Its crew searched for an hour unaware of whether she had jumped or not and were able to rescue her within 90 seconds of her entering the water, an RNLI spokesman said.
The woman was taken to Greenwich pier by the lifeboat where she was met by police and the London Ambulance Service.
- 1 Man, 19, stabbed in Stepney Green Park
- 2 Refugee fighting £2,850 claim in lettings agency dispute
- 3 Cyclist in critical condition after 'serious collision' in Bow
- 4 Shoppers queue for bread on opening weekend of new Wapping street market
- 5 Jailed: Teenagers who left victim blind in one eye after train stabbing
- 6 Canary Wharf floats idea for new green restaurant on water
- 7 Shops reopening after lockdown now fear council rent hikes
- 8 Leyton Orient still not at the level top sides are says boss Jobi McAnuff
- 9 Volunteers take food for Ramadan to neighbours on Isle of Dogs
- 10 'Hold still while I ink your portrait for Captain Tom challenge'
She was transferred to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich.
It was the first life saved by the boat - the Hurley Burley.
It is the RNLI’s newest boat in London and was launched on October 31.
Crewman Kevin Maynard said; “She was grateful to have been saved.
“It was a textbook multi agency search, rescue and recovery, which was helped by the powerful new spotlights on our boat that clearly picked her out of the darkness.”