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Man Seriously Injured In Harbour Jump

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10:16pm 7th July 2013
(Updated 10:25pm 7th July 2013)

A man's been seriously injured after attempting to jump from Weymouth Town Bridge into the harbour.


He was one of a group of three that were climbing up onto the Control Tower platform as part of a prank that went tragically wrong.


An eye witness has told Wessex FM the victim slipped and lost his grip and fell onto the concrete below.


It was watched by hundreds of people who were out along the harbour.


The Police, Paramedics and Dorset Fire and Rescue all responded to the incident that happened around 7.20pm this evening (7 July)


Firefighters used their special arial platform to get to the victim, who's been taken to hospital with multiple injuries.


One eye witness who didn't want to be named has called for the control tower to be better protected.


He said: “People are always trying to jump from there – its about time something was done about it.”

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