Woman Who Died In Thames Boating Accident Is Named

Charlotte Brown was in her twenties and from North London

The woman who died in the River Thames last week has been named as Charlotte Sophie Brown, aged 24. Charlotte, who preferred to be known as Charli, lived in East Finchley but was originally from Welling, Kent.

Charlotte Brown

At around 11.45pm on Tuesday December 8, police responded to reports of shouting coming from the River Thames at Plantation Wharf, just east of Wandsworth Bridge. Charli and a 29-year-old man were recovered from the water and taken to hospital. A boat was later recovered from the water at the scene.

Charli died in hospital and a post-mortem examination was held on December 11 at St George's Hospital mortuary. No cause of death was established and the coroner ordered further tests.

The 29-year-old man was subsequently discharged from hospital. He has not been arrested and has assisted officers as a significant witness.

Local police, Marine Support Unit, National Police Air Service, the Coastguard, London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service attended the scene.. Detectives from Wandsworth borough are investigating alongside the Port of London Authority and in consultation with the Marine Accident Investigation Branch. The incident is not believed to be suspicious.

An inquest will open on Tuesday December 15th, under the Wandsworth Coroner.

Wandsworth Bridge
Boat capsized just east of Wandsworth Bridge

December 16, 2015