Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole Bio/Wiki
A hero’s father has paid tribute to his “angelic son” named Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole who jumped into the River Thames to rescue a woman who had fallen from London Bridge.
Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole, dubbed “Jimi” by his relatives, was one of two men who jumped into the Thames shortly after midnight on Saturday. Both the second man and the woman were rescued by a friend, but Jimi has swept away to his death.
He was 20 years old.
Fell From London Bridge
The coastguard and marine police patrols arrived quickly and were able to save the woman as well as one of the men who had jumped in to help her.
After a massive search involving police helicopters and other emergency services, his body was unfortunately found about six hours later.
Trying Saving A Stranger
After cousin Malcolm Mide-Madariola, 17, was stabbed to death for defending a friend near Clapham South Tube station in 2018, Jimi’s death is the second tragedy to hit his family in three years.
The 20-year-old Nigerian-born British man was a former student at Peckham’s Harris Academy, which Malcolm also attended.
His father Michael Adewola 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.”
The Nigerian-born Britisher’s friends have also paid tribute to him. A friend wrote, “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,”
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.”