Bridge plunge man named

A man who plunged to his death from the Orwell bridge has been named.John Cross, 45, of Beverley Road, Ipswich, died on Sunday after falling from the Orwell Bridge.

A man who plunged to his death from the Orwell bridge has been named.

John Cross, 45, of Beverley Road, Ipswich, died on Sunday after falling from the Orwell Bridge.

Police, ambulance and the coastguard were called at around 5.30am to reports of an empty car on the carriageway on the bridge.

No one has come forward saying they saw the man fall.


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Harwich inshore lifeboat, the Holbrook coastguard and the tug Tayra launched a search of the area, and recovered his body from the water while an ambulance waited on the shore.

However, a police spokesman said he was pronounced dead.

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There were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident.

* A coroner opened an inquest into the death of Richard Paston, 57, of Fairfield Road, Saxmundham and adjourned it to a later date, pending toxicology reports.

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