The young man’s name was Daniel or Dan, Mr Peck said. He said: “When I pulled him out he told me ‘I don’t know what happened. I got whacked and the next thing I got thrown off the bridge’.
“He had obviously been drinking. The story I heard was he was being pursued and decided to chuck himself off the bridge to get away from them.
“A few of the guys had Halloween painted faces. I’m a bit concerned about the safety of these guys. They are young men but they are also someone’s children.”Then it’s time they grew up, or Darwin will have his way with them. Still, never mind, the apparatus of the emergency services will rush to their aid:
A spokesman for London Ambulance said: “We were called just before 1.30am on October 27 to reports of someone in the river.”
They sent a medic in a car, an ambulance and a hazardous area response team and took a man in his 20s to hospital.I thought they were short-handed?
But, in the comments, there’s an example (assuming it isn't a subtle spoof) of just what sort of mentality the rest of us are up against:
DB says... I am glad that there has been no death or serious injury in this case. When will the council finally decide that the riverside is not the best place for establishments that are primarily geared up towards children and young people drinking heavily? It really is a recipe for disaster.Yes. Put down that relaxing pint at the pretty little riverside pub, don’t you realise you are standing in a lethal trap!
It was only last year when someone deliberately dived into the river and was killed after drinking too much and I am sure more have died in the past. It is all very well putting up barriers to stop them doing it, but if they want to dive in they will and the outcome is never going to be good.Oh, I don’t know about that. Sometimes the outcome raises our national IQ by a jot!
I think that everyone over the age of 25 would like to see these places closed altogether, but there is clearly a demand for them so let's just get them sited away from the river.I find it hard to believe that this commenter really does think everyone over the age of 25 wants to see pubs closed down.