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The family of Hussain Mohammed who drowned after jumping into the River Thames in Oxford pay tribute to a "unique and cherished brother".
A 15 year old boy who drowned after reportedly jumping into the River Thames as a way of cooling off has been named locally.
The Environment Agency is looking for volunteer lock keepers to help keep Britain's busiest river - the River Thames - running smoothly.
Working alongside professional lock and weir keepers, volunteers will have the opportunity to spend their days outdoors, meeting the public, helping boats navigate the locks and gaining real hands-on experience in operating the locks along the iconic River Thames.
– Andrew Graham, Environment Agency
This will be the third year we have invited volunteers to help us manage and operate our locks along the Thames. We had a successful summer last year - in spite of the weather - and hope to build on that this year.
People don't have to live right next to the River Thames to volunteer with us; we want people who live in the wider community to get more involved too. As well as helping boats to pass through the lock, volunteers can use what they know about the Thames and its surroundings to help us to inform visitors about everything it has to offer."
On-the-job training will be provided for all successful candidates, as well as some branded uniform. The Environment Agency will also provide the best opportunities for volunteers to increase their knowledge of the River Thames while building on their passion for the environment.
– Peter Mainprize, who's been volunteering at Caversham lock in Reading since 2010
I volunteer at the lock one day a week and I really enjoy the variety of things that go on. You meet lots of different people, from all walks of life and learn a lot about what it takes to keep the river working. I would recommend the role to anyone; it gets you outside, it's interesting and it's good exercise."
Thames Valley Police are trying to identify a man whose body was found in the River Thames near Wraysbury in Berkshire last summer. A passer-by made the discovery at about 5pm on Wednesday 22nd August 2012. A forensic artist created portraits of what the man may have looked like when he was alive.
Detective Sergeant Peter Wall from Maidenhead CID said: “Despite extensive on-going investigations we have still not been able to identify this man. We have created these artists impressions of the man in the hope it jogs the memory of someone who may know him, or who saw him prior to his death.”
The unidentified man was white, around 40 - 50 years old, 5'8" - 5'9", and of a slim build with blond or reddish cropped hair and a wispy ginger beard.
He was wearing a black Slazenger vest top, Pierre Cardin khaki jeans with black tape being used instead of a belt, and wore size 8 Lonsdale trainers with a blue trim and velcro fasteners.
Anyone with any information is being asked to contact Maidenhead CID by telephoning 101. Or through Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
The Environment Agency is reporting that there are 27 locations in the Southeast with flood warnings where flooding is expected - several of them are areas alongside the River Thames. However there are no 'severe' flood warnings in the region.
Despite fears, no homes were flooded overnight in Windsor and Maidenhead, according to the Borough Council.
23 Flood Warnings remain in place in the South East, but today the Environment Agency say the River Thames is not expected to rise much further.
However, it will be 24 hours before levels begin to fall so the river is likely to remain high over the weekend.
Council staff will continue to monitor things on the ground over the weekend and the Control Room will be open 24/7 for residents to contact if they have any concerns on 10753 853517.
VIDEO: The Environment Agency is urging residents near the River Thames not to become complacent as rain eases off, saying river levels will continue to rise slowly for the next two days. Fred and Sangeeta have more details.
The new bridge will replace two long-serving temporary bridges nearby when it is completed next summer. Construction started 10 months ago and when it is finished the bridge will boost access to schools, major employers and shopping centres, Surrey County Council said..
An inquest has been opened into the death of a man who drowned in front of his family after diving into the River Thames to cool off.
The body of Manmeet Singh Ahuja, aged 27, was pulled from the water at the Riverside Park in Hurley-on-Thames, Berkshire
He was found after a four search by specialist rescue teams.
The inquest into the incident, which happened on Sunday evening, was opened and adjourned today.
Thames Valley Police and Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service are appealing to the public to stay out of the River Thames after a man drowned last night.
It's understood that a man in his thirties entered the water at Hurley as part of a large family group and soon got into difficulty.
Specialist diving search teams recovered the man at 22:45.
– Thames Valley Police Spokesperson
Members of the public are urged not to enter rivers and lakes, no matter how tempting they might seem. Even strong swimmers can be affected by cold water and currents, whilst underwater hazards, invisible from the surface, can trap people under water.