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Horsham man, 26, dies while helping sister move house
12:30pm Wednesday 3rd October 2012 in News
A 26-year-old man collapsed and died while helping his sister to move house.
The man, from Horsham, was helping his sister move her belongings into her new home when he collapsed in the street.
Despite the efforts of paramedics to save him he died at the scene.
The victim, who is believed to have been married, is not thought to have had any previous medical problems.
A post-mortem was due to take place yesterday and at the moment it is not known whether an inquest will take place or whether the man’s death will be treated as being natural.
Police and paramedics were called to the block of flats in Victoria Drive, Bognor, shortly after 2pm on Saturday.
A police spokeswoman said: “A 26-year-old man suffered what is believed to be a medical episode when he was moving furniture to a flat.
“The air ambulance was called but the man sadly died.
“His death is unexplained and not thought to be suspicious. The coroner has been informed.”
Witnesses reported seeing a white tent covering the scene while officers investigated what had happened.
Police said the victim was thought to be fit and well before he suddenly became ill.
Officers are considering the possibility that the man had suffered sudden adult death syndrome because he had no known previous conditions.
A source said: “He was helping his sister move into the flat and was going up and down the stairs when he collapsed onto the pavement.
“He may have banged his head on the side of the van before collapsing but at the moment it looks like natural causes.”