Police pull woman from river
05 October 2012
Officers from four teams combined in a united effort to rescue a woman from the River Thames after she was reported missing in Richmond this morning, Friday 5 October.
Whilst a borough response team and local Safer Neighborhoods officers were conducting searches the partially clothed woman was spotted in the water close to Radnor Gardens in Twickenham.
"I'm incredibly proud of the officers involved in today's rescue from the River Thames."
Additional officers from the Met’s Air Support Unit (ASU) and Marine Police Unit (MPU) were called at approx 11:43hrs and the woman was eventually pulled to safety from the water.
She was taken by the London Ambulance Service to a west London hospital where she remains for treatment.
Acting Chief Inspector Hannah Wheeler, who leads the Safer Neighbourhood Teams for Richmond Upon Thames, said: "I'm incredibly proud of the officers involved in today's rescue from the River Thames. Our officers are committed to protecting members of the public and if that means going the extra mile that's exactly what they are willing to do."
This latest incident follows the rescue of a man from the Thames in Tower Hamlets on 3.10.12. Met officers saved the man as he struggled in water along Storers Quay, E14.