Man in his 20s dies after Portsmouth bridge fall on to A3 London Road

A MAN who fell from a bridge above a busy road has died.

Thursday, 2nd January 2020, 4:54 pm
Updated Thursday, 2nd January 2020, 5:58 pm

Hampshire police said the man in his 20s was pronounced dead after being taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham.

Emergency services were called to the A3 London Road near the George Inn at Portsdown Hill just before 11am on Thursday, January 2.

Multiple members of the public called paramedics when the man fell.

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Incident on A3 London Road next to The George Inn, Portsdown Hill Road, Cosham, Portsmouth. Picture: Habibur Rahman
Incident on A3 London Road next to The George Inn, Portsdown Hill Road, Cosham, Portsmouth. Picture: Habibur Rahman

A Hampshire police spokesman said: ‘We can confirm that a man in his 20s from Portsmouth was pronounced dead in hospital.

‘The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner.’

Initial reports from paramedics said he suffered life-threatening injuries. The road was shut until around 12.15pm.

Paramedics from South Central Ambulance Service (Scas) also attended as well as police officers.

A spokesman for Scas said: ‘The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance was one of a number of resources, along with two ambulances and two ambulance officers in rapid response vehicles, that we sent to an incident on London Road, Portsmouth, following multiple 999 calls we received around 10.50am all reporting that a male in his 20s had fallen from a bridge onto London Road, Portsmouth.

Police were called to the scene at 10.53am.

People have paid tribute to the man on The News' Facebook page.

Jenny Branwhite said: ‘RIP so sad.

‘Thoughts go out to his family too and anyone that witnessed it.’

Daron Wiseman said: 'Thoughts are with all involved. RIP young man.’