It was close to midnight in London on Friday when friends Jimi and Bernard, who were walking home from work, realized a woman was in distress and had fallen from the London Bridge into the River Thames.
Folajimi “Jimi” Olubunmi-Adewole, a strong swimmer, made a brave and quick decision to dive in after the woman, who was heard screaming for help.
Bernard later told Sky News how things progressed.
“There’s a woman that’s just jumped aboard, we can hear the woman screaming ‘Help me, help me, I’m gonna die,’” he remembered police being told over the phone. “Instantly Jimi looked at me and I said, ‘Alright, we can look for her.’ But we couldn’t see her, it was pitch black.”
That was the last time Bernard saw Jimi. A while later, he heard Jimi calling his