The local press have reported the death of a young kayaker, William Carus, aged just 17. Mr Carus had been taking part in Richmond Canoe Club’s annual regatta on Sunday 31st. It is believed that after his kayak capsized he was seen to surface but shortly afterwards there was no further sign of him. His body was then found in the river near Ham House on Monday 1st August. An inquest is to be held into this tragic accident.

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Richmond & Twickenham Times