Tayside and Central Scotland

Man critical after Olympia Leisure Centre walkway fall

Olympia Leisure Centre. Pic copyright David Hawgood and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence
Image caption The man fell from a walkway at the Olympia Leisure Centre

A 28-year-old man has been critically injured after falling 40ft (12m) from a walkway at a leisure centre in Dundee.

The man, who is understood to be from Fife, was seen sitting on the walkway's edge for a short time before he fell at about 1940 BST on Thursday.

He was taken to Ninewells Hospital with serious head and spinal injuries after the incident at the Olympia Leisure Centre in Earl Grey Place.

Tayside Police said he was in a stable condition.

A spokesman for the force said: "Tayside Police cordoned the area off to allow incident scene officers to carry out inquiries at the scene and a number of witnesses were interviewed.

"There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident."

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