Hampshire Police have discovered a body near the Itchen Bridge in Southampton

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance lands near the Itchen Bridge. Picture by Fraser Moule

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance lands near the Itchen Bridge. Picture by Fraser Moule

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Health Reporter

POLICE have confirmed they have found a body near a Hampshire bridge this afternoon.

Officers were called to Floating Bridge Road near the Itchen Bridge in Southampton at 3.15pm where they discovered the body of a man.

A spokesman said: “His death is not being treated as suspicious and he has not yet been identified. An investigation at the scene is ongoing.”

South Central Ambulance Service was also on the scene, including the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance which was spotted landing near to Southampton Water Activities Centre.

A SCAS spokesman confirmed they were responding to reports of a person falling from a height and sent a ambulance crew, ambulance officer and the hazardous area response team as well as the helicopter.

Anyone with information should contact Hampshire Police on 101.

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9:31am Mon 14 Apr 14

motorizer says...

hazardous response team and the helicopter!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
hazardous response team and the helicopter!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! motorizer
  • Score: -28

10:20am Mon 14 Apr 14

Millie0505 says...

motorizer wrote:
hazardous response team and the helicopter!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Did you nod off on your exclamation mark key? These crews were all first responders according to the article, obviously they will use all resources available to them if there is even a small chance they won't be retrieving a body...... I assume that if this was a conscious decision and the poor person did jump, that if there is any chance of saving a life and giving them a chance which one day they might be thankful for they will throw everything they have at it, have a heart xx
[quote][p][bold]motorizer[/bold] wrote: hazardous response team and the helicopter!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Did you nod off on your exclamation mark key? These crews were all first responders according to the article, obviously they will use all resources available to them if there is even a small chance they won't be retrieving a body...... I assume that if this was a conscious decision and the poor person did jump, that if there is any chance of saving a life and giving them a chance which one day they might be thankful for they will throw everything they have at it, have a heart xx Millie0505
  • Score: 28

1:46pm Mon 14 Apr 14

kiddynamite says...

when will these selfish jumpers stop and think of the people they affect!
when will these selfish jumpers stop and think of the people they affect! kiddynamite
  • Score: -20

2:22pm Mon 14 Apr 14

motorizer says...

Millie0505 wrote:
motorizer wrote:
hazardous response team and the helicopter!!!!!!!!!!


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Did you nod off on your exclamation mark key? These crews were all first responders according to the article, obviously they will use all resources available to them if there is even a small chance they won't be retrieving a body...... I assume that if this was a conscious decision and the poor person did jump, that if there is any chance of saving a life and giving them a chance which one day they might be thankful for they will throw everything they have at it, have a heart xx
Well there must be a lot more money swilling around than when my old man had his heart attack... no helicopters or hazardous response teams then... just a desperate wait for an ambulance that took for ever....

I have every sympathy for anyone in need of medical aid but , honestly, the helicopter!!.The hospital is only 10 minutes away for goodness sake.
[quote][p][bold]Millie0505[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]motorizer[/bold] wrote: hazardous response team and the helicopter!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Did you nod off on your exclamation mark key? These crews were all first responders according to the article, obviously they will use all resources available to them if there is even a small chance they won't be retrieving a body...... I assume that if this was a conscious decision and the poor person did jump, that if there is any chance of saving a life and giving them a chance which one day they might be thankful for they will throw everything they have at it, have a heart xx[/p][/quote]Well there must be a lot more money swilling around than when my old man had his heart attack... no helicopters or hazardous response teams then... just a desperate wait for an ambulance that took for ever.... I have every sympathy for anyone in need of medical aid but , honestly, the helicopter!!.The hospital is only 10 minutes away for goodness sake. motorizer
  • Score: -6

3:20pm Mon 14 Apr 14

dolomiteman says...

motorizer wrote:
hazardous response team and the helicopter!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) team in case the injured person needs extracting from the water or other difficult to get to location and the Helicopter to get the person to hospital quickly, 10 minutes by air or 20 minutes by road, that 10 minutes can make all the difference.
[quote][p][bold]motorizer[/bold] wrote: hazardous response team and the helicopter!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) team in case the injured person needs extracting from the water or other difficult to get to location and the Helicopter to get the person to hospital quickly, 10 minutes by air or 20 minutes by road, that 10 minutes can make all the difference. dolomiteman
  • Score: 14

4:01pm Mon 14 Apr 14

elvisimo says...

kiddynamite wrote:
when will these selfish jumpers stop and think of the people they affect!
you should try it...
[quote][p][bold]kiddynamite[/bold] wrote: when will these selfish jumpers stop and think of the people they affect![/p][/quote]you should try it... elvisimo
  • Score: 9

4:36pm Mon 14 Apr 14

camerajuan says...

kiddynamite wrote:
when will these selfish jumpers stop and think of the people they affect!
Dislike his post all you like but he's right.

Ask anyone who was on the platform at Winchester Station in February when the "happiest teenager alive" jumped in front of the freight train and see how they feel about it.
[quote][p][bold]kiddynamite[/bold] wrote: when will these selfish jumpers stop and think of the people they affect![/p][/quote]Dislike his post all you like but he's right. Ask anyone who was on the platform at Winchester Station in February when the "happiest teenager alive" jumped in front of the freight train and see how they feel about it. camerajuan
  • Score: 5

6:21pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Millie0505 says...

camerajuan wrote:
kiddynamite wrote:
when will these selfish jumpers stop and think of the people they affect!
Dislike his post all you like but he's right.

Ask anyone who was on the platform at Winchester Station in February when the "happiest teenager alive" jumped in front of the freight train and see how they feel about it.
I do agree with you to an extent...but once you have made the decision to end your life and whatever has happened that has preceded this decision and made you feel there really is no other way, is there ever really a right time or a right place to end your own life? Xx
[quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kiddynamite[/bold] wrote: when will these selfish jumpers stop and think of the people they affect![/p][/quote]Dislike his post all you like but he's right. Ask anyone who was on the platform at Winchester Station in February when the "happiest teenager alive" jumped in front of the freight train and see how they feel about it.[/p][/quote]I do agree with you to an extent...but once you have made the decision to end your life and whatever has happened that has preceded this decision and made you feel there really is no other way, is there ever really a right time or a right place to end your own life? Xx Millie0505
  • Score: 1

7:44am Tue 15 Apr 14

Charlie Bucket says...

kiddynamite wrote:
when will these selfish jumpers stop and think of the people they affect!
When will these selfish people stop being so self-absorbed that they don't notice a person close to them is on the brink of suicide?

Putting this on the person who felt the need to take their own life is a supreme act of selfishness if you ask me.
[quote][p][bold]kiddynamite[/bold] wrote: when will these selfish jumpers stop and think of the people they affect![/p][/quote]When will these selfish people stop being so self-absorbed that they don't notice a person close to them is on the brink of suicide? Putting this on the person who felt the need to take their own life is a supreme act of selfishness if you ask me. Charlie Bucket
  • Score: -7

7:45am Tue 15 Apr 14

Charlie Bucket says...

motorizer wrote:
Millie0505 wrote:
motorizer wrote:
hazardous response team and the helicopter!!!!!!!!!!



!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Did you nod off on your exclamation mark key? These crews were all first responders according to the article, obviously they will use all resources available to them if there is even a small chance they won't be retrieving a body...... I assume that if this was a conscious decision and the poor person did jump, that if there is any chance of saving a life and giving them a chance which one day they might be thankful for they will throw everything they have at it, have a heart xx
Well there must be a lot more money swilling around than when my old man had his heart attack... no helicopters or hazardous response teams then... just a desperate wait for an ambulance that took for ever....

I have every sympathy for anyone in need of medical aid but , honestly, the helicopter!!.The hospital is only 10 minutes away for goodness sake.
The helicopter is a pragmatic solution to specific problems, not an indicator of the seriousness. I doubt a heart attack would generally be handled any better simply because a helicopter turned up.
[quote][p][bold]motorizer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Millie0505[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]motorizer[/bold] wrote: hazardous response team and the helicopter!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Did you nod off on your exclamation mark key? These crews were all first responders according to the article, obviously they will use all resources available to them if there is even a small chance they won't be retrieving a body...... I assume that if this was a conscious decision and the poor person did jump, that if there is any chance of saving a life and giving them a chance which one day they might be thankful for they will throw everything they have at it, have a heart xx[/p][/quote]Well there must be a lot more money swilling around than when my old man had his heart attack... no helicopters or hazardous response teams then... just a desperate wait for an ambulance that took for ever.... I have every sympathy for anyone in need of medical aid but , honestly, the helicopter!!.The hospital is only 10 minutes away for goodness sake.[/p][/quote]The helicopter is a pragmatic solution to specific problems, not an indicator of the seriousness. I doubt a heart attack would generally be handled any better simply because a helicopter turned up. Charlie Bucket
  • Score: 4

7:46am Tue 15 Apr 14

Charlie Bucket says...

camerajuan wrote:
kiddynamite wrote:
when will these selfish jumpers stop and think of the people they affect!
Dislike his post all you like but he's right.

Ask anyone who was on the platform at Winchester Station in February when the "happiest teenager alive" jumped in front of the freight train and see how they feel about it.
He doesn't become right just because some simpleton declares it so. Stop posting this drivel, you complete cretin.
[quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kiddynamite[/bold] wrote: when will these selfish jumpers stop and think of the people they affect![/p][/quote]Dislike his post all you like but he's right. Ask anyone who was on the platform at Winchester Station in February when the "happiest teenager alive" jumped in front of the freight train and see how they feel about it.[/p][/quote]He doesn't become right just because some simpleton declares it so. Stop posting this drivel, you complete cretin. Charlie Bucket
  • Score: -16

11:01pm Tue 15 Apr 14

stargazing says...

So sad and my thoughts are with the family.
So sad and my thoughts are with the family. stargazing
  • Score: 13

12:35pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Bella73 says...

kiddynamite wrote:
when will these selfish jumpers stop and think of the people they affect!
Well when someone is so low and depressed you don't quite think straight do you really ! Have some compassion that's the trouble with this society these days not evey ones life is a bed of roses
[quote][p][bold]kiddynamite[/bold] wrote: when will these selfish jumpers stop and think of the people they affect![/p][/quote]Well when someone is so low and depressed you don't quite think straight do you really ! Have some compassion that's the trouble with this society these days not evey ones life is a bed of roses Bella73
  • Score: 5

12:37pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Bella73 says...

kiddynamite wrote:
when will these selfish jumpers stop and think of the people they affect!
Not everyone has a happy life sometimes people get so down they don't think clearly ! This is the trouble with society to busy worrying about other countries not tin king about people on your own door step , hope you never feel so depressed , thoughts go out to relatives if there is any x
,
,
[quote][p][bold]kiddynamite[/bold] wrote: when will these selfish jumpers stop and think of the people they affect![/p][/quote]Not everyone has a happy life sometimes people get so down they don't think clearly ! This is the trouble with society to busy worrying about other countries not tin king about people on your own door step , hope you never feel so depressed , thoughts go out to relatives if there is any x , , Bella73
  • Score: 6

2:27pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Bella73 says...

motorizer wrote:
Millie0505 wrote:
motorizer wrote:
hazardous response team and the helicopter!!!!!!!!!!



!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Did you nod off on your exclamation mark key? These crews were all first responders according to the article, obviously they will use all resources available to them if there is even a small chance they won't be retrieving a body...... I assume that if this was a conscious decision and the poor person did jump, that if there is any chance of saving a life and giving them a chance which one day they might be thankful for they will throw everything they have at it, have a heart xx
Well there must be a lot more money swilling around than when my old man had his heart attack... no helicopters or hazardous response teams then... just a desperate wait for an ambulance that took for ever....

I have every sympathy for anyone in need of medical aid but , honestly, the helicopter!!.The hospital is only 10 minutes away for goodness sake.
Well in wales it took over an hour for my uncle and my cousin was told if he took him the 10 min drive and he died he would be done for manslaughter and he wishes he didnt phone them (2009 ) still , so I do understand its the luck of the draw these days
[quote][p][bold]motorizer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Millie0505[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]motorizer[/bold] wrote: hazardous response team and the helicopter!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Did you nod off on your exclamation mark key? These crews were all first responders according to the article, obviously they will use all resources available to them if there is even a small chance they won't be retrieving a body...... I assume that if this was a conscious decision and the poor person did jump, that if there is any chance of saving a life and giving them a chance which one day they might be thankful for they will throw everything they have at it, have a heart xx[/p][/quote]Well there must be a lot more money swilling around than when my old man had his heart attack... no helicopters or hazardous response teams then... just a desperate wait for an ambulance that took for ever.... I have every sympathy for anyone in need of medical aid but , honestly, the helicopter!!.The hospital is only 10 minutes away for goodness sake.[/p][/quote]Well in wales it took over an hour for my uncle and my cousin was told if he took him the 10 min drive and he died he would be done for manslaughter and he wishes he didnt phone them (2009 ) still , so I do understand its the luck of the draw these days Bella73
  • Score: 2

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