First picture of mental health patient, 32, who died in Canary Wharf fall

He died after falling to the underground platform of the London Tube station on Monday

A MAN who fell to his death in Canary Wharf has been named as a 32-year-old mental health patient.

Osazuwa Otote, originally from Benin, West Africa, ran from his carer and jumped after climbing a glass balustrade, Poplar Coroner’s Court heard today.

He died after falling to the underground platform of the London Tube station on Monday.

The coroner’s court heard medics tried to revive him, but he was declared dead at the scene, reports the Mirror.

He had been living in the Cygnet Health Care high dependency mental health unit in Lewisham.

The inquest was adjourned until July.

A spokesman for British Transport Police said on Monday: “At 3pm today officers were called to Canary Wharf station after reports a person had fallen from height.

“Paramedics also attended and a person was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

“Officers are now working to identify the person and inform their family.

“This incident is not currently being treated as suspicious.”

Another man, thought to be in his 50s died less than 24 hours later in the shopping centre nearby.

Distraught witnesses said the suited man put down his bag and sent a text before falling from the fourth floor of the complex.

If you are affected by any of the issues raised in this article, please call the Samaritans on (free) 116123

 

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