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Suffolk Police confirm death of man following Orwell Bridge incident



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A man has died following an incident on the Orwell Bridge in Ipswich yesterday.

Suffolk police have confirmed that the body of a man in his 40s was recovered from the River Orwell, off The Strand, shortly after 1.40pm.

Officers were called to the scene at 1.04pm to the incident involving concerns for a male.

Orwell Bridge opened in 1982 and now carries up to 60,000 drivers across the River Orwell every day (52098911)
Orwell Bridge opened in 1982 and now carries up to 60,000 drivers across the River Orwell every day (52098911)

Fire and ambulance crews were also called, as well as the coastguard.

Both carriageways of the A14 between the Nacton and Wherstead slip roads (junctions 56 and 57) were closed and the road reopened fully at 4.54pm.

A police spokesperson confirmed the death is not being treated as suspicious.

They also said the next of kin have been made aware and a file will be prepared for the coroner in due course.

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