A STUDENT died after entering the River Thames and sustaining a head injury.

Alexander Rogers was a 20-year-old university student who resided at college accommodation in Merton Street in Oxford.

He was seen to enter the River Thames from Donnington Bridge on January 15 this year.

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Emergency services were called but a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) team pronounced him dead at 1.04pm.

An inquest into his cause of death was opened on Tuesday (January 30) at Oxford Coroner’s Court.

Oxford Mail: Police cordoned off the road Police cordoned off the road (Image: Public)It was heard that a post-mortem examination was carried out and a medical cause of death has been given as ‘massive head trauma’.

A full inquest to establish how Mr Rogers entered the river and why will take place on May 9 at 11.45am.

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