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Margate man dies after 'falling through rotten floorboards' at house in Northdown Road

07 May 2014
by Julia Collins

A man has died after he is believed to have fallen through the floor at a house in Margate.

Police and fire crews attempted a rescue operation in Northdown Road last night after the alarm was raised.

The 67-year-old man was feared to have fallen through rotten floorboards in the property, which is in a poor state of repair.

Emergency services at the scene in Northdown Road

Emergency services at the scene of the rescue attempt in Northdown Road

Emergency crews worked through the night to try to save the man and Northdown Road was closed for several hours.

The house was in such a bad condition that it was not at first safe for emergency services to enter. 

A police spokesman said: "The body of a 67-year-old man has been recovered from a house in Northdown Road.

"There are no suspicious circumstances. However, Kent Police is maintaining a presence at the property until the local authority has made appropriate checks as the house is in a bad state of repair and is not safe to search."

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