Two tragic photos of a schoolboy named Zaheid Ali who died after falling from London’s Tower Bridge have been published by his family.
After his body was discovered in the River Thames on April 28, Zaheid Ali was formally named. The Ark Globe Academy Year 8 pupil was said to have been on a bus with a friend but did not arrive at the south London school on April 20. He is said to have exited near the bridge, rather than his normal Elephant and Castle rest, which is closest to the school.
One brave bystander dove into the water in an attempt to save the boy, but only managed to retrieve his schoolbag before disappearing beneath the surface.
According to reports, the school is in talks with Zaheid’s family about how best to honor the teen.
He was 13 years old.
Fell From Tower Bridge
A spokesperson for City of London Police said: “The family of Zaheid Ali has now formally identified the body recovered from the Thames on April 28 as that of Zaheid, who was seen falling into the river on April 20.
“Our thoughts are with his family and friends.”
Zaheid’s age has been verified by the police, who have also released two photos of him given by his family.
The first depicts the boy in his yellow and black school uniform, while the second depicts him relaxing on a couch.
Ark Globe Academy’s executive principal Matt Jones said following the recovery of Zaheid’s body, “We are very saddened to hear that a body has been found and that the police believe it is the missing student of ours.
“Our hearts go out to his family and friends.
“As a school community, we are pulling together ensuring all our students are supported at this difficult time.”