Teenager drowns in Oxford

A teenage boy has died after getting into difficulty on the River Thames in Oxford.

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Lives lost in heatwave

Two people died in unrelated incidents over the weekend as the hot weather saw people heading to beaches and rivers to make the most of the sunshine.

In Oxford, a teenager died after he jumped into the River Thames. In West Sussex, a man died saving someone else's child. Malcolm Shaw reports.


Family of Hussain Mohammed pays tribute

The family and sister of a teenager who drowned in the River Thames after reportedly jumping from a bridge to cool off have the following tribute.

Hussain, a happy, cheeky, and very popular boy has been committed to our cherished memories bringing us joy every time we think of him. A typical 15 year old boy, battling with life's ups and downs, had in his last few days showed many positive changes towards a better path.

Sincere and motivated, involved with family, we all held high hopes for better days ahead with his bright outlook and new approach to his future.

Today a unique part of our family is missing that can never be replaced.

– Hussain Mohammed's family


Fire service explains search

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue service is urging youngsters not to swim or jump into the River Thames after a 15 year old teenager died.

It's understood that the local boy jumped from the Donnington Bridge yesterday afternoon, but got into difficulty after he hit the water.

Station Manager Simon Belcher spoke to Meridian's reporter about the search.

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