On Wednesday 11 November three RNLI crew from Tower lifeboat station successfully retrieved a man who jumped from Westminster Bridge.

The RNLI lifeboat crew attended an emergency call to Westminster Bridge where a middle aged man was threatening to jump. On the bridge were Metropolitan Police negiotiators, an ambulance and one RNLI crew member, Carl Schofield.

After several hours on the stroke of 4pm the man chose to jump from Westminster Bridge and was successfully rescued from the Thames within minutes by Matt Leat, Alex Maunders and Pip Dwyer of the RNLI Tower lifeboat station.

The man was then taken to the Fireboat where paramedics were onboard and who were able to give immediate medical assistance. He was then taken on to the waiting ambulance.

Matt Leat, Helm of the E-Class lifeboat added, “It was a classic example of a successful multi agency approach to saving lives on the River Thames. We are all very pleased and relieved and believe that the gentleman is safe and well”.

Watch the rescue below.