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Worker Dies After Eastbourne Pier Plunge
A worker has died after plummeting from the fire-damaged Eastbourne Pier.
Emergency services were called just after 4pm on Tuesday to reports that a man had fallen from the pier, Sussex Police said.
An air ambulance landed on the beach, but the 44-year-old from Cumbria was declared dead at the scene and taken to Eastbourne mortuary.
His next of kin have been advised but he has not yet been formally named.
Sussex Police and the Health and Safety Executive will conduct an investigation into the incident.
Part of the 144-year-old pier was destroyed on July 30.
Up to 80 firefighters battled the blaze at the Grade II listed Victorian attraction, which left the dome-shaped amusement arcade near the entrance a charred shell.
The pier was evacuated quickly and no one was trapped by the fire.