Published: 13:50, 07 May 2014
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 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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