A third French citizen has died following Saturday's attack on London Bridge, President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday, taking the overall death toll to eight.
Xavier Thomas (45) had not been seen since Saturday night.
"On Tuesday, 6 June, at approximately 19.44 hours the body of a man was recovered from the river, near Limehouse, by specialist officers from the Marine Police Unit".
"Formal identification has not yet taken place, however Mr. Thomas' next of kin have been informed of this development", Met Police said in a statement.
"He is thought to have been skateboarding in a park when he stopped to defend a woman who had been injured in the attack near Borough Market".
If confirmed, Thomas would be the eighth person killed in the vehicle and knife attack.
Former Conservative Home Office minister Damian Green said on Wednesday that the European Union information-sharing system should have been enough to stop Zaghba travelling to the UK.
Youssef Zaghba, 22, one of three men who carried out Saturday night's atrocity, was able to get into the United Kingdom despite being arrested previous year on his way to Syria where he planned to fight for Isis.
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In March 2016, during a visit to Italy, Zaghba was stopped at Bologna airport with a one-way ticket to Turkey by police who suspected he was headed for Syria.
The man arrested on Friday morning was taken to a south London police station while officers from the Metropolitan police's counter-terrorism command searched the property.
British police said Zaghba had not been a subject of interest for them or the domestic intelligence agency MI5 before he and two others launched their attack.
Redouane claimed to be Moroccan and Libyan and also used the name Rachid Elkhdar, police said.
An eyewitness said it was not long before they had completed a loop of the market and came back to Cafe Brood before continuing onto the Black and Blue restaurant where they were finally gunned down by police.
The 27-year-old was a very public Islamic radical who had appeared on a TV documentary titled "The Jihadis Next Door".
Last night 15 people remained in a critical condition and Australian nurse Kirsty Boden was named as the third fatality.
PRESSURE was mounting on the Government and the security services last night following claims that Italian authorities had warned the United Kingdom about the third London Bridge attacker.