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Hero attempted rescue of woman who fell into Thames but then drowned himself – South London News


A hero passerby who jumped in to the River Thames to assist a woman who had fallen off London Bridge has died, City of London Police have confirmed.

The man bravely jumped into the river shortly after midnight on Saturday April 24 after seeing a woman fall from London Bridge.

A second man additionally jumped into the Thames and the pair tried to avoid wasting the woman.

City of London police, ambulance providers and the coastguard had been referred to as to the scene to attempt to assist all three folks within the water.

The woman and one of the boys who jumped in after her had been rescued – but the rescue providers had been unable to find the second man.

A City of London Police spokesperson mentioned the physique of a lacking man, believed to be one of the attempted rescuers, was found within the river at round 6am the identical morning.

His subsequent of kin have been made conscious of the person’s tragic loss of life and are being supported by specifically educated officers.

A City of London Police spokesperson mentioned: “We had been referred to as at 12.12am on Saturday, April 24 to reviews of a woman within the River Thames near London Bridge.

“Two males, who had witnessed the woman fall from the bridge, entered the river to attempt to save her.

“At 6am the identical morning, a physique was discovered believed to be that of the lacking man.”

The identification of the person has not been launched.

According to the River Temperature: River Thames above Shiplake Lock tracker, the temperature of the Thames fell to round 4C simply after midnight.

Swimming within the Thames is taken into account harmful because of sewage, tides, currents and water site visitors.


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