Dramatic footage shows rescue of schoolgirls after they capsize trying to avoid boat
Four rowers were rescued from biting temperatures in the River Thames after they capsized in an attempt to avoid a collision with a vessel.
Chiswick RNLI crew, who were cleaning their lifeboat moored at Chiswick Pier, spotted the rowers in some difficulty downstream and launched the rescue mission – marking the 3,000 callout in its 14-year history.
Video footage shows the young female quad who attend St Paul’s Girls’ School in Brook Green, Hammersmith being saved by the local crew at around 9.30am on Tuesday (October 25).
The rowers were swept by the strong current onto a large buoy after taking action to avoid a vessel coming upstream, which forced them to tip over into the river, according to the RNLI crew.
Their coach had launched nearby to help another capsized sculler.
RNLI helmsman, Andy Mayo, steered the lifeboat alongside the young rowers, and crew members Gavin Simmons and Holly Walters quickly lifted them on board the lifeboat and wrapped them in blankets to keep warm.
The girls were in good spirits but cold as they were taken back to their base at Tideway scullers near Chiswick Bridge.
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Source: Get West London