Naked man dies after jumping from pier

28th July 2006, Comments 0 comments

28 July 2006, BRUSSELS — A 27-year-old Etterbeek man died on Thursday after jumping from the Oostende harbour's eastern pier.

28 July 2006

BRUSSELS — A 27-year-old Etterbeek man died on Thursday after jumping from the Oostende harbour's eastern pier.

The man was completely naked and witnesses said he jumped backwards from the eastern pier into the sea at about 7pm.

Shortly beforehand, the man had swum the harbour channel between the western and eastern piers.

But when he jumped from the eastern pier, the sea was almost at its lowest ebb and the man fell onto rocks at the base of the pier.

He underwent an emergency operation in hospital, but to no avail.

It is not yet certain what prompted the man to jump from the pier.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Belgian news

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