UPDATE: Man dies after Eastbourne scaffolding fall

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A man who fell from scaffolding near Eastbourne Pier this morning (Wednesday) has died, emergency services have confirmed.

Police, paramedics and an air ambulance crew were called to Queens Mansions on Grand Parade at around 8am following reports of an injured man.

The air ambulance landed on the beach next to the pier. Photo by Dan Jessup SUS-170222-115037001

The air ambulance landed on the beach next to the pier. Photo by Dan Jessup SUS-170222-115037001

Sussex Police say the man, aged in his 60s, died at the scene.

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. No other information is available at this time.”

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.

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Emergency services at the scene (Photo Dan Jessup) SUS-170222-093937001

“A total of 5 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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