Body of man who jumped from ferry recovered by police

The body of the man who jumped from a ferry heading towards the Isle of Wight last week was recovered on the water by police on Monday morning. Our thoughts are with family and friends.

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Following last Wednesday’s emergency response to reports of a man jumping from a Wightlink ferry, police were able to provide an update this week.

Sadly, officers were called on Monday morning at 7.16am after the body of a man was located in the water near Haslar Wall.

The body was recovered by the Ministry of Defence Police and the man has been identified as a 58-year-old from Southsea. His next of kin have been informed.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner.

Our thoughts are with family and friends of the man.

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Tuesday, 4th September, 2018 11:57am

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