The four rowers were rescued by the RNLI when their boat crashed and capsized on the Thames.

The four schoolgirls were out on the Thames rowing when their boat hit a buoy, crashed and capsized.

The rowers from Chiswick, west London, were spotted and promptly rescued by the RNLI, who pulled them out of the cold Thames waters.

The foursome, from St Paul’s Girls’ School in Hammersmith, were said to be cold but unharmed.

“The crew were cleaning the lifeboat when they saw four rowers in difficulty a little way downstream.”, reads a statement by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution charity.

“RNLI helmsman Andy Mayo brought the lifeboat alongside and crew members Gavin Simmons and Holly Walters quickly brought the rowers on board.

“The girls were in good spirits but cold; the crew wrapped them in blankets and the lifeboat returned them to their base at Tideway scullers near Chiswick Bridge were they were able to warm up.”.