Wherstead: Inquest due to open on man who died after plunge from Orwell Bridge

The Orwell Bridge

The Orwell Bridge - Credit: Archant

AN inquest into the death of a 23-year-old man who died falling from the Orwell Bridge is to be opened later this week.

The Coroners Office has been informed of the death which happened at 12.10pm on Sunday. It is understood the man was from the Ipswich area.

His next of kin have carried out formal identification and police have prepared a file for the coroner.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said his inquest was likely to open and be adjourned on Friday.

Police were inundated with 999 calls from motorists who looked on helplessly as the young man fell to his death from the bridge.

A spokesman for the force said the control centre at Suffolk police’s headquarters had received multiple calls from drivers travelling along the A14 at the time of the incident.

An area around The Strand was cordoned off and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

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