Surrey

Two missing after River Thames boat capsizes

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Media captionThe BBC's Nick Davies says police divers have been searching the river for the missing men

Two men are missing after a boat carrying six people capsized in the dark on the River Thames in Surrey.

Four people - three women and one man - were rescued with minor injuries after the boat overturned near Shepperton at 1930 GMT on Sunday.

Police divers are helping to search for the missing men.

A spokeswoman for Surrey Police said one was aged in his 60s, and from the local area, while the other was aged in his 70s and from the Cambridge area.

There have so far been no signs of them, despite extensive searches and the use of a police helicopter.

The boat was ferrying passengers from a house on Pharaoh's Island.

A local resident said: "A lot of people live over there and they are constantly to-ing and fro-ing, and it's always a dangerous thing - you get so used to it."

He said at the time of the accident the river was "fairly placid and quite low for January".

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