TRIBUTES have been paid to a teenager who died after falling from a bridge at Brighton Marina.

Emergency services were called to the bridge over Marina Way at 7.19am on Wednesday.

Police officers prevented vehicle access into and out of the marina while they dealt with the incident.

Paramedics were called to assist.

One man who witnessed the incident from a block of flats said emergency services attending the teen did all they could.

He said: “I didn’t see him fall, I first saw what was going on when the paramedics started CPR. They took it in turns, including a police officer, and they were all amazing.

“They did CPR for around 30-40 minutes and then stood back and placed a blanket over him.

“From what I saw there was nothing else that could be done.”

The trainee nurse said the wall he fell from is often frequented by young people walking along it doing what is known as parkour but there has been no indication that this is what happened.

A Sussex Police spokeswoman said: “Police and ambulance services were called to Brighton Marina where it appeared a person had fallen from a bridged area.

“A 17-year-old boy died at the scene.

“This is not being treated as suspicious and the coroner has been informed.”

A South East Coast Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Ambulance crews attended Marina Village this morning to reports a person had been found injured.

“A teenage boy was believed to have suffered a fall from height

“Sadly he was pronounced dead at the scene.”

A group of police officers manned a cordon blocking part of the pavement in Marina Drive by the bus stop.

Bus services were affected as they were unable to serve the marina while the incident was on going.

Police reopened the roads later yesterday after checking the scene.

Lynda Hyde, councillor for Rottingdean Coastal ward covering the Brighton Marina, reacted with sadness to the news.

She said: “It is an absolute tragedy for a young man to lose his life, particularly in such a tragic manner.

“We don’t know the circumstances, but it is of great sadness that we have lost a young person

“It must be particularly tragic for family and friends.”

Joe Miller, councillor for Rottingdean Coastal Ward, also gave his sympathies.

He said: “Our thoughts are with the person’s friends and family.”

In November emergency services were called to the nearby Asda car park after an an elderly man fell from a wall. The man later died in hospital.