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Man dies after falling from Dartford bridge

PUBLISHED: 17:50 20 November 2013 | UPDATED: 17:54 20 November 2013

The Dartford Crossing

The Dartford Crossing

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A man in his 20s died after falling from the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge at the Dartford Crossing this morning.

Essex Police were called to the scene just before 3.30am to reports that someone had jumped off the bridge.

They found a body on the shoreline and the man, believed to be from the Dartford area, was pronounced dead.

A police spokesman said the death is not being treated as suspicious.

The bridge was closed for 30 minutes before two of the four lanes were reopened and a car believed to have belonged to the man was recovered at the scene.

An inquest is due to be opened shortly.

• For immediate emotional support, call the Samaritans’ 24 hour helpline on 08457 909090.

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