The Millennium Diamond pleasure boat, run by City Cruises, struck Tower Bridge today
Nine people were injured when a pleasure boat was involved in a collision with Tower Bridge on the Thames today.
co-ordinated the emergency response to an incident, which involved the Millennium
Diamond pleasure boat, run by City Cruises, just after midday.
A London Ambulance
spokesman reported on Twitter: ‘We’ve treated nine patients following an incident
involving a boat at St Katherine’s Pier.’
The RNLI’s Tower lifeboat station crewwere the first on scene and
treated a 65-year-old woman, believed to have fallen down a set
of steel steps,who
had suffered a head injury and bruises to her ribs.
London Ambulance Service paramedics then arrived and took her away for further
RNLI volunteer Kevin Maynard said: ‘Although the original call to us was
related to that one lady, while we were on scene more people came
forward to say they had been injured.’
A spokesman for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said: ‘It’s believed that 10 people on board were injured, five were treated at the scene and the others were taken to hospital.
thought the boat has been badly damaged but a Maritime and Coastguard
Agency surveyor is inspecting the vessel this afternoon.’