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RIVER DEATH: Tributes paid to tragic Hussain
A 15-year-old boy who died after he jumped into the Thames at Donnington Bridge last night is being named locally as Hussain Mohammed.
Tributes and flowers are being left at the scene from friends today, some of them identifying him as Hussain Mohammed.
Hussain jumped from the bridge into the River Thames along with a teenage girl at about 8.30pm.
The girl swam to safety but Hussain did not resurface and onlookers jumped into the water to desperately search for him.
The fire service pulled him from the river at about 10.20pm. He was pronounced dead at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.
A message left with flowers at the scene today said: “RIP Hussain. Gone but never forgotten. Always in our hearts.”
Another read: “Rest in peace Hussain Mohammed.
“I’m going to miss your smile and seeing you around everywhere on your bike, shouting my name.
“The good ones are always taken. I’m going to miss you. Keep smiling and sleep tight.”
Police are not treating the death as suspicious and today appealed for people not to jump nto the city's rivers despite the hit weather.
Detective Inspector Rob France said: “It was a warm evening and there were lots of people by the river at that time and we would urge them to come forward and speak to us.
“We would also like to emphasise that while it might be tempting to jump into the river during this hot weather, there are hidden dangers under the water and so we would advise against doing so.”