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Unexplained death - Museum of Liverpool, Mann Island

News   •   Mar 03, 2019 13:21 GMT

Merseyside Police can confirm that emergency services are in attendance at the Museum of Liverpool today (Sunday, 3 March) following the death of 38-year-old man.

Police and paramedics were called to the Museum of Liverpool at Mann Island just after 11am to reports that a man had fallen from the second floor of the museum's Atrium.

Police officers who were first at the scene attempted CPR until the arrival of the paramedics who attended to the man, but he was pronounced dead a short while later.

The death is being treated as unexplained at this stage, but it is not believed to be suspicious.

Next of kin have been informed, but formal identification has not taken place. A post-mortem will be conducted to establish the cause of death.

Chief Inspector Jason Crellin: said: "Our thoughts are with the family of the deceased and an investigation into the death is ongoing, although it is not believed to be suspicious. There were a number of people, staff and visitors, in the museum at the time and they are assisting with the investigation. We understand that this is a distressing situation for both staff and visitors, who may have been traumatised by the incident and they are advised to contact 111, or their GP for support. Emergency services personnel affected by the incident will be supported by their relevant organisations."

The Museum of Liverpool is closed and will remain closed for the rest of the day.