Ipswich/Bacton: Man who died in Orwell Bridge fall is named as Cedric Brackenbury

Man dies in bridge plunge

Man dies in bridge plunge - Credit: Archant

A 62-year-old man has died after falling from the Orwell Bridge, police have said.

The body of Cedric Brackenbury, of Church Road, Bacton, near Stowmarket, was found at The Strand, the road that runs alongside the River Orwell.

Police were called to the Felixstowe-bound carriageway after a passer-by contacted the constabulary to say they saw a man disappear over the side of the bridge.

It is understood Mr Brackenbury’s body was found in the water by coastguards who had been asked to help with the incident.

The tragedy occurred shortly after 4pm on Monday.

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Mr Brackenbury’s inquest is due to be opened on Friday.

The hearing is scheduled to be held at Ip-City in Bath Street, Ipswich.

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A spokeswoman for Suffolk Constabulary said: “Suffolk Police can confirm that they were called by a member of the public at approximately 4.10pm on Monday, November 11, with a report that a person appeared to have fallen from the Orwell Bridge along the east-bound carriageway.

“Emergency Services were in attendance and the matter will now be referred to the coroner.”

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