THE third young person to drown after swimming in the Jubilee River has been formerly identified as 22-year-old Najeeb Ullah Naizai.

An inquest into his death was opened on Tuesday.

Mr Naizai, who is understood to have had no fixed address, was reported missing after getting into trouble while swimming near the weir at Windsor Road, Slough on Wednesday evening July 25. Friends reported him missing when he failed to get out of the river, which is a popular spot for young swimmers in hot weather.

His body was recovered the following afternoon after an extensive search by police, firefighters and professional divers.

His death has reopened concerns about the dangers of swimming in the river. It came only three weeks after 17-year-old Dajarn Daly died after going for a swim with friends near the same spot.

Inspector Michelle Kneale, of Maidenhead police station warned people at the time of Mr Naizai's death not to swim in the river, siting dangerous currents caused by the weir and hidden hazards under the surface as potentially lethal dangers.

Three years ago this month young Michael Scaife, 20, died near the footbridge in Datchet after going for a swim in the Jubilee River at the Myrke. A petition launched by his family led to the bridge being named Michael's Bridge in his memory.

His family's great hope was that it might serve as a reminder of the dangers of the river.

A full inquest will be held into Mr Naizai's death at a future point.