Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole: Man dies trying to save woman who fell from London Bridge

A young Nigerian-British man, Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole, has died after jumping into the River Thames in an attempt to rescue a woman fall in to the river.

The woman fall in to the water in Friday night and the two men who saw her immediately jumped in to the water to safe her.

Olubunmi-Adewole was reportedly on his way from work when he saw a woman trying to commit suicide and immediately tried to help him after she jumped in to River Thames.

The police marine units, attended the scene and tried to rescue all three people but they could only save the woman and one of the men.

Unfortunately, Olubunmi-Adewole’s body was found about six hours later on the early hours of Saturday, April 24.

A City of London police spokesperson said: “We were called at 00.12am on Saturday 24 April to reports of a woman in the River Thames close to London Bridge.

“Two men, who had witnessed the woman fall from the bridge, entered the river to try and save her.

“The coastguard and Metropolitan police marine units were able to rescue the woman and one of the men.

“Sadly, following an extensive search involving police helicopters, marine units, London Fire Brigade, London Ambulance Service and City police officers, the missing man was not located.

“At 06.00 the same morning, a body was found believed to be that of the missing man.

“His next of kin have been made aware and are being supported by officers from the City of London police.”

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