Surrey

Body found after boat capsizes on River Thames

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Media captionThe group had been attending a party on Pharoah's Island

The body of a man has been found by police divers searching a stretch of the River Thames in Surrey after a boat capsized on Sunday night.

Police said it was found in the vicinity of where two men went missing.

The men, with three women and another man, were being taken across the river from a house on Pharaoh's Island when the boat overturned near Shepperton.

The others made it to shore with minor injuries. Police divers are continuing their search of the river.

Police helicopters and police divers from Sussex have been assisting officers from the Surrey force with the search throughout Monday.

'Fairly placid'

The six people on board the boat were all couples and had been attending a party at a house on the island.

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

The other four people are in their 50s and 60s.

The accident happened at about 1930 GMT on Sunday.

A local resident said people who lived on the island were "constantly to-ing and fro-ing" across the river.

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

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