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Sudden death of man at Warrenpoint seafront 'not being treated as suspicious'

Emergency services at the scene of the sudden death of a man in the Seaview area of Warrenpoint on Saturday afternoon. Picture by Mark Gibbons
John Monaghan

POLICE have said the sudden death of a man in Co Down at the weekend is not being treated as suspicious.

The man died in the Seaview area of Warrenpoint on Saturday afternoon.

A PSNI spokesperson said police are "investigating the circumstances" but that the death is "not being treated as suspicious at this time".

Independent councillor Mark Gibbons said the man had been found at the bottom of steps beside the seafront baths in the town.

In a post on Facebook, councillor Gibbons said: "Emergency services were quickly on the scene and I would like to commend everyone involved on such a speedy response.

"I would also like to commend local passers-by who were extremely dignified and worked with the PSNI regarding clearing the area and making it safe for all involved.

"My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the deceased at this tragic time and I know that the people of Warrenpoint and the surrounding area are sending their deepest condolences."

Another social media user praised a group of young people who came across the man and raised the alarm.

"Some of the kids were deeply distressed but stayed at the scene.Young kids receive a bad press but today they were great, sadly the gentleman didn't recover."

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