Videos: Jimi Olubunmi-Adewole died trying to rescue woman who fell off London Bridge

Tributes have been shared for a ‘pure-hearted’ hero who died after jumping into the River Thames to rescue a woman who fell from London Bridge.
Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole, 20, also known as Jimi, was one of two people who went into the water to help the woman just after midnight on April 24. Emergency services were able to pull the woman and another man from the water, but Mr Olubunmi-Adewole could not be found. 
His body was located six hours later following an extensive search and rescue effort. 
Mr Olubunmi-Adewole was a former student of Harris Academy in Peckham, South East London, and supported the Malcolm’s World Foundation, which was set up after Malcolm Mide-Madaiola, a pupil of the school, was murdered in 2018. 
It is not yet clear how the woman fell into the Thames. The water was described as being rough and choppy at the time of the incident. 
A campaign has now been launched to add Jimi to the memorial in Postman's Park.



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