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Man dies after falling from Menai Bridge

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A local man has died after falling from Menai Bridge.

The man, who has yet to be named, fell from the bridge on Saturday afternoon. Rescue teams, including helicopters, attempted to save the man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident.

Menai Bridge was closed to traffic as the rescue teams carried out their work.

A North Wales spokesman said: “We received a call at 4.55pm [on Saturday, the 30th of May]reporting that a person had fallen from the Menai Bridge.

“Police were assisted by the ambulance, Holyhead Coastguard and RAF Valley 22 Squadron but the man was declared dead at the scene.

“He has been identified as a local man and the family have been informed.

“North Wales Police are appealing with anyone with information about the incident to call 101 quoting reference number S077787.”

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2 Comments

  1. Still don’t understand why something isn’t being done about Menai Bridge, I used to live by the straits and too many times I heard a helicopter going up and down the straits looking for people who had fallen off the bridge! some sort of measures should be put in place to prevent it!!!

  2. My condolences to all involved: very sad events but we mustn’t always seek to blame someone else until we know the facts.

    To ‘fall’ over those railings people would have to be 9ft tall and stumble. I fail to understand why ‘some sort of measures’ should be put in place by anyone . I’ve been walking across it most of my life (66 now)and have never ‘fallen’.

    Should it be more than ‘falling’ then surely people must bear some, if not all, of the responsibility for their actions. Perhaps we should do the same as Conwy rail bridge and enclose it in tin? Even my wife who’s vertiginous, feels totally safe walking across it which indicates to me that safety measures are adequate.

    If the intention is to commit self-harm then the perpetrators will simply find another way to do it; bear in mind Beachy Head doesn’t even have a fence.

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