Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 13°C

Search

Suffolk: Man dies after falling from Orwell Bridge

PUBLISHED: 07:41 02 April 2014 | UPDATED: 12:16 03 April 2014

Orwell Bridge

Orwell Bridge

Archant

A man died after falling from the Orwell Bridge near Ipswich yesterday.

A rescue helicopter from RAF Wattisham and coastguard teams were sent to the scene at about 11.25am yesterday after a police officer reported seeing someone climbing on to the parapet before “going out of view”.

The body was located by the Holbrook coastguard team.

The man was then airlifted to hospital but it is understood that he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Details of the incident have just been released but a spokeswoman for Suffolk police said: “The matter will now be referred to the coroner and no further details will be released.”

Urgent call for improved safety measures on Orwell Bridge following latest death

A remarkable Colchester 10-year-girl was recognised for her bravery at a prestigious national awards ceremony on Monday night, supported by Prince Harry.

Hundreds got the chance to meet Cardinal Wolsey in the flesh at Christchurch Park in Ipswich at the weekend.

The Duchess of Cambridge put her morning sickness behind her when Paddington Bear asked her for a dance - and she revealed she was fleet of foot.

Lifesaving skills were taught to pupils at the Royal Hospital School in Holbrook today as part of Restart a Heart Day.

An appeal by developers to build 300 homes in Bell Lane, Kesgrave, has been dismissed by the Planning Inspectorate after it branded the controversial scheme as unsustainable.

Motorists in Ipswich are being warned to expect delays on one of the town centre’s key roads from next week – with work planned for four weeks.

Send in your photos of the red sun spotted in the sky over parts of Suffolk today, caused by Storm Ophelia.

Don’t get caught out, take a look at the major roadworks that will be taking place across the East of England this week.

The East Suffolk Partnership’s fifth annual forum at the Trinity Park Conference Centre on November 10 is fully booked to consider the theme “Unlocking the potential of growth in east Suffolk”.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24