Update: Ipswich railway bridge plunge man sustained only minor injuries


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A man who fell from a railway bridge and ended up near the track below sustained only minor injuries, the ambulance service said today.

The man fell from the bridge in Felixstowe Road, near St Augustine’s roundabout last night.

Suffolk Constabulary officers were sent to the scene after receiving a call from a member of the public at 9.35pm.

The witness is understood to have been seen the man walk on to the wall of bridge and was concerned for their safety.

When police arrived they were unable to see anyone initially.

Officers were seen looking over the bridge and discovered the man below.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk Constabulary said it was reported that he had ended up about two metres from the railway line.

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Paramedics were sent to the scene just after 9.50pm.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance NHS Trust said two ambulance crews attended the incident.

The casualty was taken to Ipswich Hospital for treatment.

However, the spokesman said the man only sustained minor injuries despite the distance he fell.

British Transport Police were also called at around 9.55pm.

A spokesman for the BTP said an inquiry is now under way to determine the circumstances surrounding the man’s fall.

The man involved is understood to be a 24-year-old and lives in the Ipswich area.

The BTP spokesman said: “Officers will be speaking to the man to find out how he came to be by the side of the track.”

It is not believed the incident caused any disruption to the train service.