Family's grief over bridge plunge

A MAN who plunged 150 feet into the River Orwell is believed to be Adam Gunner of Ipswich, The Evening Star reveals today.The 25-year-old, thought to be of Park View Road in the town, was spotted sitting on the Orwell Bridge late at night last Tuesday.

By Jessica Nicholls

A MAN who plunged 150 feet into the River Orwell is believed to be Adam Gunner of Ipswich, The Evening Star reveals today.

The 25-year-old, thought to be of Park View Road in the town, was spotted sitting on the Orwell Bridge late at night last Tuesday.

His tragic death, believed to be suicide, has left his family devastated and they were too upset to speak today.


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The drama unfolded at around 11.10pm when a concerned motorist called police after he saw Mr Gunner acting strangely on the bridge.

Officers attended the scene but could find no sign of anyone and called Thames Coastguard to help them search the area.

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Harwich inshore lifeboat was also involved in the search and Mr Gunner's body was pulled from the river at around midnight about half a mile down the river.

Mr Gunner is the 21st person to have died after falling or jumping from the Orwell Bridge since 1982 when it opened.

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