Body of man who died in the Thames identified

Menelik Hudnall Addo Mimano's body was found in Canary Wharf

PICTURED: Menelik Hudnall Addo Mimano

ONE OF the three people who died after swimming in the River Thames during London’s heatwave this week has been identified.

The police received a report of a body sighted in the water by Canary Wharf.

Officers from the MPU recovered the body and the deceased was identified as Mr. Mimano and his family has been notified.

According to BBC, Mr Mimano was studying for a masters degree in acting at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, and was three weeks away from staging a final production with his fellow students.

Dean of Academic Programmes Paul Hayward said: “It is a tragedy that Menelik’s untimely death means we will not be able to celebrate his exceptional talent at that event.

“He will always be remembered and we will cherish that memory. Our hearts go out to his family and friends.”

The body of another man, a 23-year-old who vanished while swimming with friends near Shadwell Basin in Wapping, was recovered on Wednesday morning.

A body was also recovered that afternoon as officers searched for a 47-year-old man last seen in the water in Kingston.

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