Depressed 43-year-old man died after Orwell Bridge fall

By Derek Davis

19th Jul 2022 | Local News

Emergency services attending incident (Picture credit: Peninsula Nub News)
Emergency services attending incident (Picture credit: Peninsula Nub News)

An inquest has concluded a Suffolk man who was suffering from anxiety, depression and chronic back pain, took his own life.

Assistant coroner Dan Sharpstone ruled Adam Paul Tungate's death was a suicide, after he suffered multiple injuries in a fall from the Orwell Bridge.

Mr Tungate, 43, died after the incident an hour away from his home in Kessingland on October 10, 2021.

Holbrook Coastguard, police, fire crews, and the ambulance service, were called to the Orwell Bridge shortly after 1pm.

Suffolk Coroner's Court yesterday, Monday, July 18, heard Mr Tungate had experienced problems sleeping for 20 years and had been diagnosed with anxiety and depression in 2008, as well as suffering chronic back pain.

If you need help and support, call the Samaritans on 116 123.

OrNorfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust's First Response helpline 0808 196 3494

Both services are available 24 hours 7 days a week.


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