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Shiplake College investigates Thames rowing incident

An investigation is under way into how a school rowing team got into difficulty near a weir on the River Thames, leading to a man being swept away as he went to help.

The man, who managed to reach safety, had been in a support boat helping the team of nine children from Shiplake College.

They then became stuck on safety chains at Shiplake Weir near Henley.

  • 25 Mar 2014
  • From the section Oxford
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