Police and rescue workers have warned against jumping from Tower Bridge into the River Thames after a man understood to be making a film had to be rescued from the water by two bystanders.
Toby Green and George Pearse, both 23, jumped into the river to rescue a man, understood to be Josh Burton, a film-maker from south-east London, who police say jumped from the bridge as part of a stunt on Sunday.
The men were playing chess by the Thames – a weekly ritual of theirs – when they heard the splash.
“We looked around and there was a body flailing around in the water, just below Tower Bridge. It was clear that someone had just jumped or fallen off the bridge. The person’s head was sort of underwater a bit and he looked like he couldn’t swim, being hit