Family devastated by music executive's boat death
Tuesday 04 January 2011
The family of a senior music executive are "devestated" after he died when a boat carrying six passengers capsized.
Keith Lowde, 66, was found by police divers yesterday near where the small vessel suddenly turned over in the River Thames, near Shepperton in Surrey on Sunday evening.
Recovery teams continue to hunt for Rex Walford, a former Cambridge University lecturer who is feared dead.
The four other passengers, three women and one man, described as being in their 50s and 60s, were taken to Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey with minor injuries after the incident.
A statement from Mr Lowde's family said: "We are all devastated by the loss of Keith Lowde.
"He was a wonderful husband, and a truly amazing father. This tragic accident has left a massive hole in all our lives.
"The response from all our friends, Keith's work colleagues, and his students has been immense and we thank them all for their support and help.
"It is clear that over his life Keith has helped so many people in such a positive way. He will be sadly missed but never forgotten."
Mr Lowde is believed to have been taking his wife and two other couples a short distance from his home on Pharaoh's island in the River Thames to the bank at Shepperton.
Surrey Police used a helicopter with a thermal imaging camera in the hunt for the men. The search was also joined by specialist divers from the Sussex force.
- 2 Friends 20th anniversary: Alison Jackson photographs reunited cast
- 3 There is literally not a single woman in this iPhone 6 queue
- 4 Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
- 5 Scottish independence: Tory revolt against 'devo max' grows as Rail Minister Claire Perry joins
Scottish independence referendum: Frankie Boyle reacts to nation's 'No' vote - 'To be fair, I've always hated Scotland'
Scottish independence live: Scotland gives a clear 'No' in historic referendum - as it happened
Iranian blogger found guilty of insulting Prophet Mohammad on Facebook sentenced to death
Scottish independence: Tory revolt against 'devo max' grows as Rail Minister Claire Perry joins
Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
£30000 - £35000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Marketing Manager (CIM, B2B, MS Offi...
£22000 - £25000 per annum: Ashdown Group: A highly successful organisation wit...
£1 per day: Randstad Education Leeds: Job Purpose To work closely with the he...
£32000 - £42000 Per Annum: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: Our client is curr...