A man who died trying to rescue a stranger from the Thames is commemorated with a new plaque.
Bermondsey resident Folajimi "Jimi" Olubumni-Adewole jumped into the Thames in April 2021 after seeing a woman fall from London Bridge. The woman and another rescuer Joaquim Garcia were picked up by the coastguard, but Jimi could not be found. His body was recovered six hours later near the bridge. He was just 20 years old.
A plaque has now been unveiled in the open space in front of Southwark Cathedral — the spot where Jimi jumped into the water. Unusually, it includes a colour photograph of Jimi, along with the hashtag #Hero.
The plaque was unveiled by Mayor Sadiq Khan, who described Jimi as "the best of all of us". His memorial sits beside another, to the victims of the 2017 terrorist attack on London Bridge and Borough Market.