Hero dies after jumping in to River Thames to rescue woman who fell from London Bridge

A MAN has died after jumping in the River Thames to rescue a woman who fell from London Bridge.

The hero, who saw the woman fall into the river, jumped in just after midnight along with a second man who tried to save her.

Emergency services, including the coastguard and police marine units, rushed to the scene in an attempt to save all three people in the river.

They rescued the fallen woman – along with one of the men who jumped to her aid.

But emergency services were unable to locate the second missing man.

A body was tragically found this morning at 6am, police confirmed.

A City of London Police spokesperson said: “We were called at 00.12 on Saturday 24 April to reports of a woman in the River Thames close to London Bridge.

"Two men, who had witnessed the woman fall from the bridge, entered the river to try and save her.

"The Coastguard and Metropolitan Police Marine Units were able to rescue the woman and one of the men.

"Sadly, following an extensive search involving police helicopters, marine units, LFB, LAS and City Police officers, the missing man was not located.

"At 06.00 the same morning, a body was found believed to be that of the missing man.

"His next of kin have been made aware and are being supported by officers from the City of London Police.”

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