Man dies after Worthing car park fall

A man has died after falling from the High Street Car Park in Worthing.

Police were called to the multi-storey car park next to the Guildbourne Centre just after 1pm today (December 26).

Ann Street next to the 644 space car park was cordoned off by police this afternoon.

Two ambulance crews and a paramedic car rushed to the scene.

But a South East Coast Ambulance Service spokesman said despite everyone's best efforts the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

He is believed to be in his 40s.

Leave your tributes to the man here.

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2:30pm Wed 26 Dec 12

sussexram40 says...

Christmas is a lonely sad time for many. RIP.
Christmas is a lonely sad time for many. RIP. sussexram40

4:23pm Wed 26 Dec 12

jyan says...

Man With No Name wrote:
While I do feel sympathy, I wish people would think about how this affects other people. My wife has unfortunately witnessed a couple of people jumping from there, one who landed very close to her, and while she didn't know the person she was left traumatised for quite some time. I agree its sad and I'm not criticising anyone for feeling they need to take their own life, but there are ways to do it that don't affect the life's of stranger's.
Ahh bless the caring side of society, it's OK you can commit suicide just don't do it near anybody else. As if anyone willing to commit suicide is going to care about some random people they don't know nearby! Rather than saying it's OK for people to commit suicide but not in my back-yard, maybe you should think about helping those distressed before they get that far? How about volunteering for The Samaritans or other similar crisis phone-lines? Then you could tell them yourself not to kill themselves in front of others...
[quote][p][bold]Man With No Name[/bold] wrote: While I do feel sympathy, I wish people would think about how this affects other people. My wife has unfortunately witnessed a couple of people jumping from there, one who landed very close to her, and while she didn't know the person she was left traumatised for quite some time. I agree its sad and I'm not criticising anyone for feeling they need to take their own life, but there are ways to do it that don't affect the life's of stranger's.[/p][/quote]Ahh bless the caring side of society, it's OK you can commit suicide just don't do it near anybody else. As if anyone willing to commit suicide is going to care about some random people they don't know nearby! Rather than saying it's OK for people to commit suicide but not in my back-yard, maybe you should think about helping those distressed before they get that far? How about volunteering for The Samaritans or other similar crisis phone-lines? Then you could tell them yourself not to kill themselves in front of others... jyan

4:37pm Wed 26 Dec 12

angrymonkey says...

As someone that has been to a few like this before it is very sad but i do feel for the poor public that have to see it . is lucky that not land on someone or a kid. yes shame not get help before today but do wish they not mess up other people life. till you seen it you cant know what its like.
As someone that has been to a few like this before it is very sad but i do feel for the poor public that have to see it . is lucky that not land on someone or a kid. yes shame not get help before today but do wish they not mess up other people life. till you seen it you cant know what its like. angrymonkey

4:53pm Wed 26 Dec 12

imnotpc says...

jyan wrote:
Man With No Name wrote:
While I do feel sympathy, I wish people would think about how this affects other people. My wife has unfortunately witnessed a couple of people jumping from there, one who landed very close to her, and while she didn't know the person she was left traumatised for quite some time. I agree its sad and I'm not criticising anyone for feeling they need to take their own life, but there are ways to do it that don't affect the life's of stranger's.
Ahh bless the caring side of society, it's OK you can commit suicide just don't do it near anybody else. As if anyone willing to commit suicide is going to care about some random people they don't know nearby! Rather than saying it's OK for people to commit suicide but not in my back-yard, maybe you should think about helping those distressed before they get that far? How about volunteering for The Samaritans or other similar crisis phone-lines? Then you could tell them yourself not to kill themselves in front of others...
no your not getting it.what this chap is trying to say is,if you want to top yourself fair enough but don't be selfish and get everyone else involved.its easy to do it behind closed doors.
[quote][p][bold]jyan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Man With No Name[/bold] wrote: While I do feel sympathy, I wish people would think about how this affects other people. My wife has unfortunately witnessed a couple of people jumping from there, one who landed very close to her, and while she didn't know the person she was left traumatised for quite some time. I agree its sad and I'm not criticising anyone for feeling they need to take their own life, but there are ways to do it that don't affect the life's of stranger's.[/p][/quote]Ahh bless the caring side of society, it's OK you can commit suicide just don't do it near anybody else. As if anyone willing to commit suicide is going to care about some random people they don't know nearby! Rather than saying it's OK for people to commit suicide but not in my back-yard, maybe you should think about helping those distressed before they get that far? How about volunteering for The Samaritans or other similar crisis phone-lines? Then you could tell them yourself not to kill themselves in front of others...[/p][/quote]no your not getting it.what this chap is trying to say is,if you want to top yourself fair enough but don't be selfish and get everyone else involved.its easy to do it behind closed doors. imnotpc

5:15pm Wed 26 Dec 12

Sarahkitty says...

This suicide is tragic and devastating.

When someone is at this low point I can only imagine that the thoughts of how their actions may affect strangers - let alone family and friends- are the last thing that enters their heads.

The comment from "The man with no name" is spineless, inhumane and you should be ashamed of the lack of empathy you show.

I'm sorry that your wife witnessed suicides but at least she has her life and you to support her through the trauma.

This middle aged man and so many others who feel so low, perhaps so alone and as though there is no other way out but to end their lives by jumping or hanging or taking overdoses shall be in my thoughts and prayers.

It doesn't have to end this way, there are networks of support, there is help.

I am desperately sorry for this chap today and so many others RIP x
This suicide is tragic and devastating. When someone is at this low point I can only imagine that the thoughts of how their actions may affect strangers - let alone family and friends- are the last thing that enters their heads. The comment from "The man with no name" is spineless, inhumane and you should be ashamed of the lack of empathy you show. I'm sorry that your wife witnessed suicides but at least she has her life and you to support her through the trauma. This middle aged man and so many others who feel so low, perhaps so alone and as though there is no other way out but to end their lives by jumping or hanging or taking overdoses shall be in my thoughts and prayers. It doesn't have to end this way, there are networks of support, there is help. I am desperately sorry for this chap today and so many others RIP x Sarahkitty

7:05pm Wed 26 Dec 12

sound_man says...

This is for leaving tributes. Not debating the morals of suicide.
This is for leaving tributes. Not debating the morals of suicide. sound_man

7:31pm Wed 26 Dec 12

sussexram40 says...

Rather crass to talk about the effect on others who are alive when a desperate person has lost their life.
Rather crass to talk about the effect on others who are alive when a desperate person has lost their life. sussexram40

8:08pm Wed 26 Dec 12

mrs m ward says...

terribly sad, that someone feels this is the only thing left to do. This happened
in our town several years ago.So
shocking for all who witness such an
event.So glad no one else was injured.
rip
terribly sad, that someone feels this is the only thing left to do. This happened in our town several years ago.So shocking for all who witness such an event.So glad no one else was injured. rip mrs m ward

8:41pm Wed 26 Dec 12

ak0101 says...

Can I just say that this man is my great uncle and he did not commit suicide because he was lonely, he was surrounded by his family that loved him very much every day. He was very ill and wanted to go in his own way, he was a very selfless man and did not want his family to worry and look after him, what he did is very sad and all his family are devastated but we understand why he did it.
Can I just say that this man is my great uncle and he did not commit suicide because he was lonely, he was surrounded by his family that loved him very much every day. He was very ill and wanted to go in his own way, he was a very selfless man and did not want his family to worry and look after him, what he did is very sad and all his family are devastated but we understand why he did it. ak0101

9:08pm Wed 26 Dec 12

sound_man says...

I'm glad some comments have been removed.

AK0101 - My sympathies to yourself and family. I hope your Great Uncle is now in the peace I'm sure he desperately craved.
I'm glad some comments have been removed. AK0101 - My sympathies to yourself and family. I hope your Great Uncle is now in the peace I'm sure he desperately craved. sound_man

9:55pm Wed 26 Dec 12

sussexram40 says...

Yes very sad but hopefully he is now at peace. Sympathies to his family.
Yes very sad but hopefully he is now at peace. Sympathies to his family. sussexram40

9:59pm Wed 26 Dec 12

Thetruth666 says...

My respects to this man and his family.RIP.
My respects to this man and his family.RIP. Thetruth666

9:59pm Wed 26 Dec 12

Algeria Touchshriek says...

I suppose this man was in a dark, dark place and must be at his wits end to do such a horrible act.

May he rest in a better place than he perceived his life to be.
I suppose this man was in a dark, dark place and must be at his wits end to do such a horrible act. May he rest in a better place than he perceived his life to be. Algeria Touchshriek

10:13pm Wed 26 Dec 12

Davey_Boy says...

It is very sad that anyone feels this is the only option and it is a very sad time for family and friends.
Sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace. x
It is very sad that anyone feels this is the only option and it is a very sad time for family and friends. Sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace. x Davey_Boy

8:05am Thu 27 Dec 12

l 2010 says...

Argus if you are going to write a story like this, please shut the comments off. This is just like the page on facebook.
Argus if you are going to write a story like this, please shut the comments off. This is just like the page on facebook. l 2010

9:27am Thu 27 Dec 12

Bob! says...

l 2010 wrote:
Argus if you are going to write a story like this, please shut the comments off. This is just like the page on facebook.
The reason they allow comments is 'lazy journalism'.
They are trying to get quotes from friends and family that they can use.
[quote][p][bold]l 2010[/bold] wrote: Argus if you are going to write a story like this, please shut the comments off. This is just like the page on facebook.[/p][/quote]The reason they allow comments is 'lazy journalism'. They are trying to get quotes from friends and family that they can use. Bob!

2:41pm Thu 27 Dec 12

John Steed says...

sound_man wrote:
This is for leaving tributes. Not debating the morals of suicide.
wrong! those who knew the person can leave tributes on facebook, these pages are best used to correct inaccuracies also to debate issues. my sympathies go equaly to those who have to deal with these situations, including the family, the emergency services and those like the wife of man with no name people completely unconnected can be deeply affected.. suicide affects a lot more than the person concerned, and no matter how nice and thoughtfull they were in life ending ones life like this in the middle of a busy town centre cannot be described as caring.
[quote][p][bold]sound_man[/bold] wrote: This is for leaving tributes. Not debating the morals of suicide.[/p][/quote]wrong! those who knew the person can leave tributes on facebook, these pages are best used to correct inaccuracies also to debate issues. my sympathies go equaly to those who have to deal with these situations, including the family, the emergency services and those like the wife of man with no name people completely unconnected can be deeply affected.. suicide affects a lot more than the person concerned, and no matter how nice and thoughtfull they were in life ending ones life like this in the middle of a busy town centre cannot be described as caring. John Steed

5:57pm Thu 27 Dec 12

Poccypoc says...

I've worked with a number of people who have then committed suicide, and any case like this reminds me of them all - Richard, James, David, Joyce, Kes, Audrey, Phil, Chris and another Chris. Very sad.
I've worked with a number of people who have then committed suicide, and any case like this reminds me of them all - Richard, James, David, Joyce, Kes, Audrey, Phil, Chris and another Chris. Very sad. Poccypoc

9:09pm Thu 27 Dec 12

imnotpc says...

Poccypoc wrote:
I've worked with a number of people who have then committed suicide, and any case like this reminds me of them all - Richard, James, David, Joyce, Kes, Audrey, Phil, Chris and another Chris. Very sad.
cor dear!! there seems to be a pattern emerging here...remind me not to work with you anytime soon lol
[quote][p][bold]Poccypoc[/bold] wrote: I've worked with a number of people who have then committed suicide, and any case like this reminds me of them all - Richard, James, David, Joyce, Kes, Audrey, Phil, Chris and another Chris. Very sad.[/p][/quote]cor dear!! there seems to be a pattern emerging here...remind me not to work with you anytime soon lol imnotpc

8:05pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Charr7397 says...

No offence to any one but please read what it says before comenting .. It says he FELL... Not jumped. This was a eldery man who simply fell. Its pathetic that your all arguing about him commiting suicide and how he shouldnt do it around other people.. He didnt commit suicide. And im sure if he could have stopped him self from falling he would have. He did not do this on purpose, and im sure if there is a heaven he feels terrible for the people that saw him fall and saw him on the ground. im 15 years old and im giving this man and his familly more respect than you grown adults!!
GROW UP and show a little respect!!!
No offence to any one but please read what it says before comenting .. It says he FELL... Not jumped. This was a eldery man who simply fell. Its pathetic that your all arguing about him commiting suicide and how he shouldnt do it around other people.. He didnt commit suicide. And im sure if he could have stopped him self from falling he would have. He did not do this on purpose, and im sure if there is a heaven he feels terrible for the people that saw him fall and saw him on the ground. im 15 years old and im giving this man and his familly more respect than you grown adults!! GROW UP and show a little respect!!! Charr7397

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