Shepperton accident victims

It is now clear that the boating accident at Shepperton on Sunday night has resulted in two deaths.

Keith Lowde, who was at the tiller of the boat, died in the accident. There is a continuing search for the body of Cambridge University Lecturer Dr Rex Walford.

The wives of the lost men who were in the boat were rescued along with two other passengers.

Mr Lowde was a music producer and a resident on the island. His friend Dr Walford was for  a time senior tutor at downstream Maria Grey College on the Twickenham bank.

Pharaoh’s Island, which has 23 homes, is said to have been used by Admiral Lord Nelson and received its name after the Battle of the Nile.

See page 72.

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