Peter Scurr from Southampton killed after falling from cliff in Jersey

Emergency services at the scene of the cliff fall in Jersey in which Peter Scurr died. Picture: Jersey Fire and Rescue

Emergency services at the scene of the cliff fall in Jersey in which Peter Scurr died. Picture: Jersey Fire and Rescue

First published in Southampton Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Education Reporter

A Southampton man has died and a woman is critically ill after a 60-foot cliff fall.

Police say they believe they are treating the incident, which happened in Jersey, as a tragic accident.

They have named the dead man as holidaymaker Peter Scurr, 69, from Southampton.

An eyewitness called emergency services to the scene shortly after 5pm yesterday, after spotting Mr Scurr losing his footing and falling approximately 20 metres on to the concrete roof at the entrance to the German tunnels below Railway Walk in St Aubin on the island.

A 65-year-old woman who was with him, who has not been named, was then seen to grab some tree branches but also fall shortly afterwards.

Mr Scurr was pronounced dead at the scene, but the woman was treated by paramedics and specialist firefighters before being taken to Jersey General Hospital in St Helier, where she was today said to be seriously ill in intensive care.

She was today due to be flown to Southampton General Hospital for further treatment to her "multiple injuries".

Jersey Police are investigating the death, but said in a statement officers are treating it as a "tragic accident" and are now preparing a file for the Deputy Viscount, the island's coroner.

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10:40am Tue 12 Jun 12

freemantlegirl2 says...

Huey wrote:
Oh dear very nasty, keep away from cliffs
How useful that comment is! not....

Condolences to the man's family :(
[quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: Oh dear very nasty, keep away from cliffs[/p][/quote]How useful that comment is! not.... Condolences to the man's family :( freemantlegirl2
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10:50am Tue 12 Jun 12

ToastyTea says...

how sad.
how sad. ToastyTea
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3:54pm Tue 12 Jun 12

pod says...

very very sad, my condolences to the family. I fail to understand the minds of people who have to make stupid flippant marks at someone elses sorrow.
very very sad, my condolences to the family. I fail to understand the minds of people who have to make stupid flippant marks at someone elses sorrow. pod
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7:29pm Tue 12 Jun 12

tiamariakiss says...

God bless peter and lorraine so very very sad our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends xxxxx
God bless peter and lorraine so very very sad our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends xxxxx tiamariakiss
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9:47pm Tue 12 Jun 12

Reality-man says...

The Phantomerer wrote:
Huey wrote:
Oh dear very nasty, keep away from cliffs
Good advice.
Echo - PLEASE REMOVE THESE COMMENTS FROM THESE INSENSITIVE FOOLS
[quote][p][bold]The Phantomerer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: Oh dear very nasty, keep away from cliffs[/p][/quote]Good advice.[/p][/quote]Echo - PLEASE REMOVE THESE COMMENTS FROM THESE INSENSITIVE FOOLS Reality-man
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10:10pm Tue 12 Jun 12

ladysaint says...

I don't normally comment on news threads but feel I have to today. There is a family behind this tragedy . Please be sensitive. I know them well. They are shocked and the younger family members are deeply affected by this. They all can go on the Internet to read comments. They will be comforted by the kind condolences but any judgements please keep to your own thoughts. May Peter rest in
Peace and his devoted wife pull through this awful accident.
I don't normally comment on news threads but feel I have to today. There is a family behind this tragedy . Please be sensitive. I know them well. They are shocked and the younger family members are deeply affected by this. They all can go on the Internet to read comments. They will be comforted by the kind condolences but any judgements please keep to your own thoughts. May Peter rest in Peace and his devoted wife pull through this awful accident. ladysaint
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11:34pm Tue 12 Jun 12

A_lovely_lady says...

Well said ladysaint!! I know Lorraine well and she is a lovely lady and a devoted wife. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family xxx
Well said ladysaint!! I know Lorraine well and she is a lovely lady and a devoted wife. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family xxx A_lovely_lady
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9:54am Wed 13 Jun 12

Georgem says...

Reality-man wrote:
The Phantomerer wrote:
Huey wrote:
Oh dear very nasty, keep away from cliffs
Good advice.
Echo - PLEASE REMOVE THESE COMMENTS FROM THESE INSENSITIVE FOOLS
It's better to just report those posts, than complain about them on the story. Chances are good that you'll just trigger some rant about "free speech".
[quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Phantomerer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: Oh dear very nasty, keep away from cliffs[/p][/quote]Good advice.[/p][/quote]Echo - PLEASE REMOVE THESE COMMENTS FROM THESE INSENSITIVE FOOLS[/p][/quote]It's better to just report those posts, than complain about them on the story. Chances are good that you'll just trigger some rant about "free speech". Georgem
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9:24am Thu 14 Jun 12

The Phantomerer says...

Reality-man wrote:
The Phantomerer wrote:
Huey wrote:
Oh dear very nasty, keep away from cliffs
Good advice.
Echo - PLEASE REMOVE THESE COMMENTS FROM THESE INSENSITIVE FOOLS
Echo - Please remove comments that make personal attacks on those who express an opinion.
[quote][p][bold]Reality-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Phantomerer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: Oh dear very nasty, keep away from cliffs[/p][/quote]Good advice.[/p][/quote]Echo - PLEASE REMOVE THESE COMMENTS FROM THESE INSENSITIVE FOOLS[/p][/quote]Echo - Please remove comments that make personal attacks on those who express an opinion. The Phantomerer
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3:58pm Thu 14 Jun 12

cannap says...

Pete, you are going to be missed so much. We still cant believe this tragic accident has happened. We all feel so numb. We are thinking and praying for Lorraine.
Pete, you are going to be missed so much. We still cant believe this tragic accident has happened. We all feel so numb. We are thinking and praying for Lorraine. cannap
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