UPDATE: Workman dies after falling from Eastbourne Pier

UPDATE: Workman dies after falling from Eastbourne Pier

UPDATE: Workman dies after falling from Eastbourne Pier

First published in News

A workman who fell from the fire-damaged Eastbourne pier earlier today has died.

Sussex Police announced this evening the 44-year-old man from Cumbria was declared dead at the scene.

Emergency services were called shortly after 4pm to reports a man had fallen from the pier.

Workmen have been working at the seafront attaction after a fire ripped through the historic structure on July 30.

The man's body was taken to Eastbourne mortuary. 

His next-of-kin have been advised and the man has not been formally named at this stage.

Sussex Police will be joined by officers from the Health and Safety Executive to investigate the incident.

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10:18pm Tue 19 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

Terrible.......the poor man.
Terrible.......the poor man. notslimjim
  • Score: 10

10:35pm Tue 19 Aug 14

NickBrt says...

That's so sad.
That's so sad. NickBrt
  • Score: 8

11:26pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Withdean-er says...

Very sad for the poor bloke and his family.
Very sad for the poor bloke and his family. Withdean-er
  • Score: 5

6:29am Wed 20 Aug 14

rogerthefish says...

Rest in peace.
Rest in peace. rogerthefish
  • Score: 2

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