Man dies after mobility scooter enters river in Oxfordshire

Thames Valley Police have confirmed that a 47-year-old man has died after his mobility scooter entered a river in Oxford.

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Police call for caution near flood areas after fatality

The incident happened at Osney Lock in Oxford

A man using a mobility scooter has died after falling into the River Thames, at Osney Lock, in Oxford.

The 47 year old was pulled from the water, but was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are warning the public to be extra careful along waterways, during the current wet weather. It happened on saturday 4th January.

The man's next-of-kin have been informed

Police renew appeals for caution on pathways near flooded areas after man's death at Osney Lock

Thames Valley Police have said they are treating the death of a man whose motobility scooter went into Osney Lock at Oxford, as unexplained.

The 47-year-old man from the Oxford area was recovered from the lock and died at the scene.

Officers were called to the lock at 6.30pm on Saturday 4th January.

“This tragic incident highlights the dangers of using pathways which have flooded in areas including Oxford.

“The public should be particularly careful following the recent heavy rainfall, especially along the River Thames, and ensure they do not put themselves at risk by entering flood water. I urge anyone using these areas to take extra caution.

“Our thoughts are with the family of the man who has died.”

– Supt Christian Bunt, LPA Commander for Oxford - Thames Valley Police

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