Thames speedboat accident victim named as Charlotte Brown
Motorboat & Yachting: The woman who died after a speedboat accident on the Thames last week has been named as Charlotte Brown, 24, of East Finchley.
A 24-year-old woman died last week after a speedboat accident on the Thames, the Metropolitan Police has confirmed.
In a statement, it was revealed that the woman’s name was Charlotte Brown of East Finchley. She was recovered from the Thames near Wandsworth Bridge on Tuesday, December 8 after police were called to the scene following reports of shouts coming from the water.
Chiswick RNLI responded to a Coastguard call at 2352 and after a 20-minute search, Charlotte and a 29-year-old man were both found.
However, despite the best efforts of the local emergency services, she was pronounced dead at St George’s hospital.
A post mortem investigation was carried out on Friday December 11, but proved inconclusive and the coroner has ordered further tests. An inquest is due to be held tomorrow (December 15).
The Metropolitan Police added that the 29-year-old man who survived the speedboat accident has not been arrested, but has been helping police with their inquiries as a “significant witness”.
Charlotte’ sister Katie told the Daily Mail: “We don’t know exactly what happened. If she was wearing a life jacket there is a chance she could still be here today.”
Photos published by the newspaper show that the boat Charlotte was onboard at the time of the accident was an open Fletcher model, powered by a Yamaha outboard engine.