Mr Kosia and Mr Olubunmi-Adewole were walking along London Bridge when they heard the screams from a woman. The woman had accidentally fallen into the river, at around midnight, she was shouting for help “Help, I’m going to die”. The two men spotted the woman trying desperately to save herself. Mr Olubunmi-Adewole and another man jumped and swam into the Thames in an attempt to save the woman. Moments before they had jumped in he checked that his friend was going to call the police, his friend Mr Kosia proceeded to call 999. Mr Kosia heard his name being echoed from the river as he tried to look for his friend in the Thames in the evening darkness. The Met Police’s marine and the coastguard rescued the woman, who has now been discharged from the hospital, and the another man however at first they weren’t able to locate Mr Olubunmi-Adewole. His body was founded six hours later at 05.46 on Saturday morning.  


City of London Police contacted the Royal Humane Society to nominate Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole for a bravery award and they have recognised his “bravery and selfless actions”. A vigil was held at Bermondsey Spa Gardens on Friday. His father said “I can’t bring him back but I want him to be remembered forever for what he did”. A GoFundMe page was set up to help the family, which has raised over £88,000. At Harris Academy in Peckham staff and students gathered in the playground and held a two-minute round of appuals in honour of remembering Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole.