Eight injured after boat hits buoy on River Thames

Eight people have been injured after a boat crashed into a buoy on the River Thames.

The incident took place close to Greenwich Pier in London at around 5.40pm today.

HM Coastguard said London Ambulance staff were treating the occupants for "a range of injuries".

One passerby reported hearing a "loud bang on the Thames" as emergency services scrambled to the scene.

A rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RHIB) collided with a bouy near the pier, injuring everyone onboard.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s enforcement team have been alerted.

The Tower RNLI lifeboat was sent to the scene.

Also assisting with the operation was one of the boats from the Thames Clippers river bus service.

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