Breaking news: Man who fell from Eastbourne Pier has died

The workman who fell onto the beach while carrying out reconstruction work on Eastbourne Pier has died from his injuries.

Emergency services had earlier rushed to the scene at around 4:15pm today when a worker from contractor MP Marine Ltd fell from a rig on the East side of the pier.

Medics worked at the water’s edge for at least half an hour but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sussex Police had earlier said he was being treated for a serious head injury and was flown to hospital in a life threatening condition.

Workmen have been working on the pier since the fire at the historic landmark on July 30.