Rowers were rescued from the Thames after their boat was trapped in dangerous waters by Hammersmith.
The rowing eight were pinned against two houseboats at Dove Pier on Hammersmith Mall by a strong flood tide.
The Chiswick RNLI lifeboat crew was fortunately nearby and able to inch near enough to help the stranded crew.
It happened on the afternoon of May 21. The lifeboat crew were outside Harrods depository near Hammersmith Bridge when a passing boat told them about the rowers in distress.
RNLI helmsman Glen Monroe carefully manoeuvred the lifeboat close to the rowers, and with great skill kept the lifeboat in position, stemming the tide while getting close enough to the rowers to get them on board.
He said afterwards: “We have helped a number of crews in powered and unpowered craft getting caught out by the strong tide sweeping round this bend in the river.
"Our concern is that if anyone ends up in the water they could be swept underneath vessels on the pier and become trapped in the mooring chains or other underwater obstructions.
“We took great care not to disturb the rowers’ boat when we approached and managed to get them all on board the lifeboat without anyone getting their feet wet.”
The RNLI later released footage of the rescue, which can bee viewed above.
In December a 24-year-old woman died after she falling into the Thames in nearby Fulham.
The RNLI station in Chiswick is the second busiest in the UK and Ireland .