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BREAKING NEWS: Eastbourne pier fire worker dies

Red Arrows at Airbourne over Eastbourne pier after fire which gutted the arcade in July 2014 SUS-140814-171947001

Red Arrows at Airbourne over Eastbourne pier after fire which gutted the arcade in July 2014 SUS-140814-171947001

A man who fell while working on the fire-damaged Eastbourne pier on Tuesday afternoon (August 19) has sadly died from his injuries.

Emergency services were called shortly after 4pm to reports that a man had fallen from the pier. Kent, Sussex and Surrey Air Ambulance landed on the beach next to the pier, but the 44-year-old man from Cumbria was declared dead at the scene and he was taken to Eastbourne mortuary.

The man’s next-of-kin have been advised. He has not been formally named at this stage.

A spokesman from Sussex Police said the Force will be joined by colleagues from the Health and Safety Executive to investigate the incident.

 

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