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Welling man plunges to his death from QEII Bridge

PUBLISHED: 14:40 06 January 2017 | UPDATED: 14:59 06 January 2017

QEII Bridge at Dartford

QEII Bridge at Dartford

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A search and rescue operation was launched on Thursday night

A man from Welling has died after falling from the QEII bridge near Dartford.

Essex Police were called shortly before 8.50pm on Thursday, January 5, after a man was seen to jump from the bridge, and RNLI Lifeboats carried out a search of the area.

The man, who was in his 40s, was found and taken onto the lifeboat. Emergency treatment was started, but he was subsequently pronounced dead.

Kent Police, which has now taken over the investigation, is making enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the matter.

The man’s next of kin have been informed.

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