Last Updated on September 15, 2023, 3:45 pm
A tragic incident happened in Portsmouth; an unknown male victim jumped from a transmission tower on Goldsmith Avenue in Southsea on Thursday, September 14, 2023. In response to a complaint from the scene, law enforcement agencies were called to the area at around 1:46 p.m.
Hampshire Police immediately reached the site at 2 pm, where a young adult male was found perched on top of an energy pylon. The unidentified man was reportedly taken to a local hospital and later confirmed dead.
Officers from the British Transport Police came along with Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary and worked to secure the man, but unfortunately, the man didn’t survive and passed away on September 14, 2023.
No further details have been provided regarding the suspect and his death reason by the law authorities or on social sites. Following the incident, there was significant traffic backup in many locations. The horrific occurrence took place in Southsea near Goldsmith Avenue.
Law enforcement agencies declared Goldsmith Avenue closed from Fratton Bridge to Fratton Way Roundabouts in both directions. The unfortunate death incident caused Traffic delays at Velder Avenue, Rodney Road, and Milton Road.
Goldsmith Ave is now closed both ways from Fratton Bridge to Fratton Way Roundabouts – Avoid the area due to ongoing incident – Severe Traffic delays throughout the area and along Velder Ave, Rodney Rd and Milton Rd
— Portsmouth Roads (@portsmouthroads) September 14, 2023
Many roads in the city have been affected by severe traffic congestion. The Portsmouth City Council traffic monitoring system later announced on Twitter yesterday that Goldsmith Avenue reopened in both directions at 8.42 p.m.
Law enforcement authorities did not reveal the victim’s identification and kept details private. However, Authorities are still looking into what caused the incident, which appeared to be a suicide.
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