Boat hits object in Thames near Greenwich – eight injured

A boat has hit an object in the Thames off Greenwich injuring a number of people tonight.

The Coastguard are on scene assisting with the aftermath on a bitterly cold night. It’s not a Thames Clipper vessel though they have assisted.

The Coastguard have put out a statement:

The call came in just before 5.40pm today (17 January) reporting the incident. HM Coastguard sent the Tower RNLI lifeboat to the scene. The Police Marine unit is also attending along with London Ambulance Service.
There were eight people on board. All are being treated for a range of injuries by London Ambulance at the scene.
The Maritime & Coastguard Agency’s enforcement team and duty surveyor have been informed along with the Marine Accident Investigation Branch.
We have no further information at this time.
It’s reported a buoy has been hit near the Cutty Sark.

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