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Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole Dies Trying To Save Woman From River At London Bridge by NSNA: 12:32am On Apr 26
Tributes paid to ‘angelic son’ who died trying to rescue woman from River Thames

The father of a hero who jumped into the River Thames to save a woman who had fallen from London Bridge has paid tribute to his “angelic son”.

Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole, 20, known to friends as “Jimi”, was one of two men who jumped into the Thames just after midnight on Saturday.

The coastguard and marine police patrols raced to the scene and were able to rescue the woman and one of the men who jumped in to rescue her.

However, Mr Olubunmi-Adewole could not be found.

His body was tragically discovered almost six hours later after a widespread search involving police helicopters and other emergency services.

His father Michael Adewola, 63, told the Sun: “Jimi was a very nice, kind, young man. He was the heart of our family. He was full of life, he had his life to live, he was ambitious and so gifted. He deserves a medal for what he did. He is a very unique and angelic soul and I am so proud of him. So proud, and I want the world to know he is the deepest and most wonderful man.”

Friends of the Nigerian-born Briton have also paid tribute to him.

“Jimi, it’s going to be weird not seeing you grinning like you always do. Such a clean-hearted kid. To have been so heroic, this really hurts,” wrote one friend.

Another said: “How is it possible that you didn’t survive? Still in shock and still confused ... you were selfless as always and will be remembered for that! RIP my brother, rest in the most perfect peace. I pray God welcomes you with open arms.”

A third tweeted: “One of the kindest people I’ve ever met, RIP Jimmy.”

Mr Olubunmi-Adewole was a former pupil at the Harris Academy in Peckham, southeast London.

Sir Dan Moynihan, chief executive of the Harris Federation, told the Sunday Times: “This is incredibly sad news. The selflessness of this brave young man has cost him his life in trying to save the life of another.

“A family and friends have been deprived of watching Folajimi enjoy a successful and happy life full of potential. This is a tragic end to a life of promise — selflessly choosing to get involved in a situation many others would have chosen to ignore.”

Mr Olubunmi-Adewole was also linked to the charity Malcolm’s World Foundation, set up by the parents of Malcolm Mide-Madariola, a Harris Academy student who was murdered in 2018.

The charity tweeted: “Sad this family just lost another hero Folajimi Olubunmi- Adewole who died saving the woman [...] in River Thames yesterday.

“Pure-hearted soul. Great helper. Loving boy. RIP #JimiTheHero,” it added.

One of Mr Olubunmi-Adewole’s closest friends, Joseph Sowole, 20, said that he “wasn’t even slightly surprised” to hear about his actions in trying to save the woman.

“Jimi was a very caring person and a very family-orientated person,” he told the newspaper.

He added that Jimi’s mother “is just devastated” and “the whole community is so upset”.

Officials are yet to confirm how or why the woman fell into the River Thames.

It was the second incident of someone falling into the Thames this week, with police continuing to search for a missing 13-year-old boy who plunged into the river from Tower Bridge.

Specialist officers from the City of London Police have been leading the search for the year 8 student after he fell into the river just after 8am on Tuesday.

Witnesses told The Sun they saw the boy fall into the rive before one brave onlooker waded into the water to try to save him.

However the woman was only able to retrieve his schoolbag.

City of London Police said despite an “intensive search” by officers, helicopter and marine units, the boy had not yet been found.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/tributes-hero-died-rescue-river-thames-b931582.html

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Re: Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole Dies Trying To Save Woman From River At London Bridge by ChiefSosa(m): 12:44am On Apr 26
REST IN PARADISE. A REAL HERO

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Re: Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole Dies Trying To Save Woman From River At London Bridge by heendrix(m): 1:11am On Apr 26
Eyah
Re: Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole Dies Trying To Save Woman From River At London Bridge by Barbsamiin: 1:11am On Apr 26
if it were a fellow man,....... i don't need to tell the rest.

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Re: Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole Dies Trying To Save Woman From River At London Bridge by DICKstractor(m): 1:15am On Apr 26
R. I. P man

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Re: Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole Dies Trying To Save Woman From River At London Bridge by osamz007: 1:50am On Apr 26
Barbsamiin:
if it were a fellow man,....... i don't need to tell the rest.

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Re: Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole Dies Trying To Save Woman From River At London Bridge by peppo4live: 2:19am On Apr 26
RIP

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Re: Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole Dies Trying To Save Woman From River At London Bridge by TarOrfeeek: 2:44am On Apr 26
Wawu


3 people fell inside.

2 people were rescued.


1 person who wanted to help no come make am.

God please give us sense and Holy Spirit.

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Re: Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole Dies Trying To Save Woman From River At London Bridge by gentlestdude(m): 3:57am On Apr 26
died simping

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Re: Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole Dies Trying To Save Woman From River At London Bridge by Originalsly: 4:34am On Apr 26
Hmmm..... I guess he didn't know how to swim... hit something in the water and got knocked out... or got sucked down by under currents. People do spring into action in such situations without thinking of the dangers. R.I.P

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Re: Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole Dies Trying To Save Woman From River At London Bridge by DMCY(m): 4:43am On Apr 26
Speechless

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Re: Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole Dies Trying To Save Woman From River At London Bridge by Nobody: 6:38am On Apr 26
What made him think he could do that without a safety vest or some safety kit? Huh.

Please, people should always think before acting. I know he meant well but he could have just waited for the rescue team to do their job which they eventually did. So sad.

May God give the parents the fortitude to bear the loss.

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Re: Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole Dies Trying To Save Woman From River At London Bridge by Miracood2(m): 7:18am On Apr 26
Barbsamiin:
if it were a fellow man,....... i don't need to tell the rest.
if it were to be a man... They wouldn't even give a screw if he jumped or not

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Re: Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole Dies Trying To Save Woman From River At London Bridge by Khd95(m): 9:27am On Apr 26
the person he jumped into the water was eventually rescued by the police, while he drawn

this life dey one kind sef

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Re: Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole Dies Trying To Save Woman From River At London Bridge by NwaNimo1(m): 9:36am On Apr 26

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Re: Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole Dies Trying To Save Woman From River At London Bridge by Thelannister: 9:36am On Apr 26
Is that not a dumb action on his side


Anyway two female and two males are still available from our GSD litters
Check my profile for contact to make enquiry

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Re: Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole Dies Trying To Save Woman From River At London Bridge by alingo2013(m): 9:36am On Apr 26
Hmmm nawa o, see as him waste him life

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Re: Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole Dies Trying To Save Woman From River At London Bridge by ipobarethieves: 9:36am On Apr 26
sad Good night Hero

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Re: Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole Dies Trying To Save Woman From River At London Bridge by davodyguy: 9:37am On Apr 26
Did the woman he was trying to save also survive?

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Re: Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole Dies Trying To Save Woman From River At London Bridge by Risingblue008(m): 9:37am On Apr 26
D
Re: Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole Dies Trying To Save Woman From River At London Bridge by MuchAdo: 9:37am On Apr 26
RIP
Re: Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole Dies Trying To Save Woman From River At London Bridge by DennisEche(m): 9:37am On Apr 26
ALPHA MALES WHAT DO YOU SAY ABOUT THIS

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Re: Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole Dies Trying To Save Woman From River At London Bridge by pyyxxaro: 9:37am On Apr 26
Pls permit me to blame Buhari for this


I said Pls oh undecided



Sleep well Hero

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Re: Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole Dies Trying To Save Woman From River At London Bridge by bestman09(m): 9:37am On Apr 26
cheesy
Wasted life, trying playing Rambo.

Life have no duplicate. Think twice before acting

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Re: Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole Dies Trying To Save Woman From River At London Bridge by Risingblue008(m): 9:37am On Apr 26
All these stories wey dey choke

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Re: Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole Dies Trying To Save Woman From River At London Bridge by tillaman(m): 9:38am On Apr 26
angry
Re: Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole Dies Trying To Save Woman From River At London Bridge by obailala(m): 9:38am On Apr 26
Originalsly:
Hmmm..... I guess he didn't know how to swim... hit something in the water and got knocked out... or got sucked down by under currents. People do spring into action in such situations without thinking of the dangers. R.I.P
AsherAmari:
What made him think he could do that without a safety vest or some safety kit? Huh.

Please, people should always think before acting. I know he meant well but he could have just waited for the rescue team to do their job which they eventually did. So sad.

May God give the parents the fortitude to bear the loss.
One thing I know for sure is, there's absolutely no way in the world he would have jumped into that river if he didnt know how to swim. But something a lot of people sadly do not know is that being able to swim is totally different from being able to save a drowning person. Saving a drowning person requires a whole different level of skill and experience.

This is actually a very sad story to hear, RIP to him.

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Re: Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole Dies Trying To Save Woman From River At London Bridge by AgreatMan: 9:38am On Apr 26
Nonsense

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Re: Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole Dies Trying To Save Woman From River At London Bridge by Midas01: 9:38am On Apr 26
Ehya

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