Hero D-ied After Jumping Into River Thames To Rescue Woman Who Fell From London Bridge – Video

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Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole and Joaquin Garcia entered the Thames on 24 April after hearing the woman shouting: “Help me, help me, I can’t swim.” Inner South London Coroner’s Court heard the men were able to save the woman. But 20-year-old Mr Olubunmi-Adewole was found no more almost six hours later, the inquest was told.

The inquest heard that an eyewitness saw the two men jump into the river near London Bridge in an attempt to rescue the woman. The witness recalled seeing the pair run down some steps to the riverbank before partially undressing and jumping in.

Assistant coroner Dr Julian Morris said: “They then saw one man jump in and swim out to the girl and appeared to be a good swimmer. “The second male jumped some five to 10 seconds after and then began asking for assistance himself.”

Mr Olubunmi-Adewole, a former pupil at Harris Academy Peckham in south-east London, was posthumously put forward for a Royal Humane Society award by City of London Po-lice for his “bravery and selfless actions”. An online petition to install a memorial plaque for Mr Olubunmi-Adewole in Postman’s Park, near St Paul’s Cathedral in central London, has reached almost 150,000 signatures.

Comments:

David The word hero and brave used correctly for a change. RIP.

Elaine RIP young man. A reminder to others only jump to help another when you know you can do it safely. At the end of the day a life was still lost and all lives have value.

Keith Lawrence Tragic that such a brave young man should lose his life attempting to save the life of a total stranger. A true hero.

JodeanSorry for his family! May the Lord bless his family! What a wonderful young man he was.

Julie Absolutely a hero. I am so very sorry. Folajimi and his family are in our prayers.

Source: bbc.com