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Irish tourist (58) sadly dies in Spain after falling off bridge into river




An Irish tourist has died after falling from a bridge into a river in southern Spain, reports Breaking News.

The 58-year-old’s body was pulled from the water by firefighters, who responded to witness calls together with police.

The unnamed man, who was staying at a nearby hotel, ended up in Seville’s Guadalquivir River after falling from the Isabel II Bridge, better known as the Triana Bridge, a metal arch bridge that connects the Triana neighbourhood to the city centre.

An investigation is ongoing, but police sources have confirmed they are not treating the Irishman’s death, which happened on Saturday evening, as suspicious, reports Breaking News.

Witnesses told investigators they saw him cross the bridge alone before suddenly climbing the railing and jumping into the water below near a chapel and plaza at one end of the bridge.

After removing the body from the water, resuscitation efforts failed and he was pronounced dead at the scene, reports Breaking News.

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