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How Man in his 20s dies after ‘falling into freezing River Thames’ near London Bridge

How Man in his 20s dies after 'falling into freezing River Thames' near London Bridge

A 20-year-old man died after falling into the ‘freezing’ River Thames as temperatures reached -3 degrees Celsius.

The body of an unidentified man was discovered near London Bridge around 9.25 p.m. on Monday, according to Met Police.

The man was seen entering the water earlier in the evening, according to investigators, and ‘the circumstances of the death are not being treated as suspicious.’

A man has died after falling into the 'freezing' River Thames Monday night as temperatures reached -3C degrees
A man has died after falling into the ‘freezing’ River Thames Monday night as temperatures reached -3C degrees

His death occurred during a period of extreme cold, snow, and ice in the United Kingdom. At least four people have died in recent days after becoming entangled in icy waters.

Emergency crews responded to the scene at 5.33pm on Monday after a man was seen entering the Thames.

The Metropolitan Police’s Marine Policing Unit, City of London Police, and the RNLI all assisted in the search but were unable to locate the missing man.

‘At 9.25pm, the body of a man in his twenties was recovered from the water near London Bridge,’ a Met Police spokesperson told MailOnline.

‘He is thought to be the man who was seen entering the water earlier.’

The body of the unidentified man was recovered near London Bridge around 9.25pm, Met Police have confirmed. Investigators say the man is believed to have been seen entering the water around 5.30pm
The body of the unidentified man was recovered near London Bridge around 9.25pm, Met Police have confirmed. Investigators say the man is believed to have been seen entering the water around 5.30pm

Police have notified the man’s next of kin but have not publicly identified him.

The spokesperson added: ‘The circumstances of the death are not being treated as suspicious.’

The man’s death comes after four young boys fell into a frozen lake in Solihull at the weekend.

Three of the four victims, aged eight, 10 and 11 tragically died on Sunday after plunging through the ice at Babbs Mill Park, while a fourth, aged just six, is fighting for his life in hospital.

Meanwhile, snow and ice warnings remain in effect for Britons today, after thousands were left without power overnight due to freezing temperatures.

The Met Office has issued a yellow snow and ice warning for northern Scotland and north-east England until noon on Friday.

On Tuesday, the Scottish Government declared a major incident in Shetland after thousands of homes lost power due to freezing temperatures.

The man's death comes after four young boys fell into a frozen lake in Solihull at the weekend. Pictured: Police searching the lake at Babbs Mill Park in Kingshurst on Sunday
The man’s death comes after four young boys fell into a frozen lake in Solihull at the weekend. Pictured: Police searching the lake at Babbs Mill Park in Kingshurst on Sunday

SSEN Distribution is working to restore supplies to approximately 2,800 homes, but warns that complete restoration is unlikely until the end of the week.

Becky White, a Met Office spokesperson, said that areas covered by the latest weather warnings could see up to 10cm of new snow on higher ground.

‘We could see a good few new centimetres of snow accumulation,’ Ms White said.

‘We could see around 1-4cms at lower levels and 5-10cm on higher ground across the Highlands.’

An ice warning is also in place in eastern England until noon today.

The national forecaster has also added a yellow ice warning in northern parts of Northern Ireland, including Belfast, from noon yesterday until noon today.

‘There will be a risk of ice across the country over the next few days, but particularly tonight,’ she said.

‘There is a band of rain moving in from the South West, but it may turn into snow as it reaches land.’

source:summarybio.com