Tate Modern: Man dies after falling from London gallery
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Police were called at 10.45am to reports that a man had fallen from the gallery on Bankside.
“Enquiries are under way to identify the man and notify the next of kin. A scene and cordons remain in place. The death is currently being treated as unexpected but is not thought to be suspicious.”
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 10.47am today to reports of a person fallen from height at the Tate Modern, SE1. We sent resources to the scene, including an ambulance crew, a paramedic on a motorcycle, an incident response officer and a clinical team manager. We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance.
“Our first medics arrived at the scene in approximately three minutes. Very sadly, despite the best efforts of our crews, a person was pronounced dead at the scene.”
A spokesperson for Tate said: “We are very sad to report that a member of the public passed away at Tate Modern this morning. The police are not treating the event as suspicious, but we have closed the gallery for the day as a mark of respect. All our thoughts are with the person’s family and friends at this time.”