The Woolwich ferry worker killed yesterday has been named as 19-year-old Ben Woollacott.
Managing Director of Transport for London Surface Transport (Leon Daniels) said: “It is with immense sadness that I learned of the death this morning of Ben Woollacott following an incident on the Woolwich Ferry. Many generations of Woollacotts have given great service to the river with Ben keeping up the family tradition and following in his father’s footsteps. On behalf of Transport for London and all users of the Thames, I would like to offer my sincere condolences to Ben’s family, friends and colleagues. He will, I know, be very sadly missed.”