Man falls to his death from Dartford Crossing

A MAN has fallen to his death from the QE2 bridge.

Police search vessels and helicopters were called just before 9pm last night (Thursday) after reports a person had been seen falling from the Dartford Crossing.

Coastguard and RNLI lifeboat teams also joined the search and discovered the body shortly after.

An Essex Police spokesperson said: “Police were contacted shortly before 8.50pm on Thursday, January 5, with concerns for the safety of a man, who was reported to have been seen falling from the Queen Elizabeth II bridge on the A282.

“Officers, a police helicopter and the coastguard attended.

“Coastguards found a man but sadly he was pronounced deceased at the scene.”

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