Man remains in critical condition after falling from Wearmouth Bridge

The man who fell from Wearmouth Bridge over the weekend remains in a critical condition.

Monday, 16th May 2016, 12:13 pm
Updated Monday, 16th May 2016, 1:41 pm
Wearmouth Bridge

The patient suffered life-threatening injuries after falling from the bridge on Saturday morning.

At around 4.10am, police received a report of a man on the wrong side of the railings at the bridge.

Emergency services attended the incident and officers began to engage with the man to try and bring him back to safety.

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However, at around 4.45am the man fell from the railings into the water where he sustained serious, life-threatening injuries.

The coastguard were able to assist in reaching the man and he was taken to hospital.

Those who may have witnessed the incident they should call Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 199 14/05/16.