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Thames Clipper fog disruption

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The 0750 RB1 Thames Clippers Westbound from Woolwich Arsenal to London Eye is currently suspended due to dense fog

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Due to the disruptions on the Thames Clipper services London Buses are accepting T tickets between Woolwich, North Greenwich & Tower Pier

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Thames boat commute numbers rise by 20%

Boat journeys on The Thames in central London rose to a record 8.5 million last year thanks in part to tourists taking advantage of a fine summer.

The number of journeys increased by two million on the previous year with commuter trips also up by 20 per cent.

The figures were published at a City Hall summit to discuss ways of meeting the mayor’s target of achieving 12 million passengers by 2020.

Assembly to examine fire response on Duck Tour

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A Duck Tours vehicle in Battersea Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The London Assembly will today examine the emergency response to afire aboard a London Duck Tours amphibious vehicle cruising the Thames on 29September 2013.

The Assembly's Thames Passenger Boat Investigation Committee will question passengers, staff and emergency services about the response to the fire and how companies operating such craft are regulated.

Thames Path among the world's best city hikes

The Thames Path has been named one of the best city hikes in the world by Lonely Planet. The walk, which takes in Battersea Power Station, Westminster and the Thames Barrier, is described as "a London highlights reel". It comes second only to a rainforest trek in Rio De Janeiro.

Source: Lonely Planet Guide

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Lifeboat search for man who walked straight into the Thames

One of London’s lifeboats was dispatched on an emergency rescue mission in the Thames this afternoon after a man was seen walking straight into the river.**

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Eyewitnesses reported that a fully clothed man was seen walking down into the river by the Oxo Tower until out of his depth, and then disappeared from view.

The RNLI lifeboat crew responded to a call from the Coastguard around 2pm along with a rescue boat from the Met Police. However, after an hour's searching they were called off after finding no trace of the man.

It's understood a further search will take place later this evening.

Man's body found in river at Hampton

Surrey Police has said that a man’s body has been found in the River Thames at Hampton. Officers started a search just after 6:45pm after a man was spotted entering the water near Hampton Sailing Club. The body has not yet been formally identified and enquiries are on-going to trace his family.

Water safety warning

"Most of the UK has been basking in glorious sunshine this weekend, and whilst we’d urge people to make the most of it, we’d also remind them of the importance of keeping safe near the water.

In this instance, we really were there in the nick of time, but had it been different, then these four individuals would have ended up in the Thames without life jackets."

– Helmsman Stuart Morrison, Tower RNLI
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