Update: Woolwich Ferry tragedy - Dead man is 19-year-old worker

Woolwich Ferry tragedy: Dead man is 19-year-old worker

A man who fell to his death from the Woolwich Ferry at around 6am this morning is a 19-year-old ferry worker.

His body was found by the coastguard and pronounced dead at the scene on the south-side of the free North Woolwich to Woolwich service.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said they were called to the Ferry’s south terminal at 6.10am.

The man was declared dead by the London Ambulance Service.

A investigation has now been launched by the Marine Accident Investigation Bureau.

A post mortem will be held in due course.

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The ferry service has been suspended following the tragedy and is likely to not be running for the rest of the day.

A spokesman for Transport for London said: “We have not got the full picture as yet, but the ferry services are suspended until an investigation is complete. The ferry service could be suspended for the rest of the day.”