Police name man who died in Eastbourne scaffolding fall

An air ambulance landed by the pier. Photo by Daniel Weston SUS-170222-095201001

An air ambulance landed by the pier. Photo by Daniel Weston SUS-170222-095201001

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Sussex Police have named the man who died after falling from scaffolding near Eastbourne Pier yesterday morning (Wednesday).

Police say the man has now been identified as 63-year-old Stephen Stares from Eastbourne.

He died after falling from scaffolding at Queens Mansions on Grand Parade at around 8am.

Speaking yesterday a police spokesperson said, “The death is not being treated as suspicious and the coroner has been informed.

“The man did not live at the address and was not working on the site.”

Also speaking on Wednesday a spokesperson for South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) said, “SECAmb were called just after 8am this morning to Grand Parade Eastbourne, to reports that a man had fallen from scaffolding.

“A total of five response vehicles were dispatched, as well as an air ambulance with a doctor on board.

“The patient is thought to have fallen from a 40ft height.

“The man required advanced life support but, despite best efforts to save him, he was sadly declared deceased at the scene.”

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