A RIVER has claimed the life of another young man.

Thames Valley Police confirmed on Wednesday that following an extensive search, they had located the body of a young man in the Jubilee River just off Windsor Road, who had gone missing the day before. The person was last seen entering the water near Windsor Road, Slough, at around 3.45pm on Tuesday.

The death is currently being treated as unexplained.

In 2015, the river claimed the life another young man, Michael Scaife, 20, who drowned in the Jubilee River near Datchet after going to the aid of a friend.

Just days before the tragic death on Tuesday, the MP for Slough, Tan Dhesi, had raised in parliament the importance of greater water safety education, referencing the death of Mr Scaife.

Mr Dhesi said: “I was devastated to hear about the tragic death of a young man whose body was found in the Jubilee River today, and send on my condolences and thoughts to the family and loved ones at this difficult time.

“While the reasons for the death today are currently unexplained, during the Royal Life Saving Society’s annual Drowning Prevention Week in June, I raised with the Prime Minister the need for water safety and the impact of cold water shock. The PM agreed that there is more to be done. I also questioned the Schools Minister on the lack of progress in responding to and implementing the curriculum swimming and water safety recommendations – these were made nearly a year ago.

“In questioning both the PM and the Schools Minister I referred to the tragic case of a young man from Slough, Michael Scaife, who tragically drowned in the Jubilee River in August 2015.

“As the Member of Parliament for Slough, and the vice chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Water Safety, I will continue to campaign for these important and life-saving lessons.”

In 2017, 255 people died due to accidental drowning across the UK.