Man dies in Arthur’s Seat fall

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A MAN has died after plunging from crags in Edinburgh.

Insiders said the victim, believed to be  in his early 20s, landed just in front of a passerby who then alerted the emergency services.

The accident happened at lunchtime when the man fell from the 150ft-high Salisbury Crags in Holyrood Park in the middle of the city.

The victim fell from Salisbury Crags

Paramedics battled to save the victim, saying initially his condition was “critical”.

But a police spokesman said shortly after 2pm: “A man has died as a result of a fall from the crags. Initial indications are that it is not suspicious.”

Sources close to the investigation believe the man may have taken his own life.

The tragedy happened close to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s official residence in Scotland. The park was full of people enjoying the sunny weather.

A popular path through the park is directly underneath the crags and one walker is understood to have narrowly escaped being hit by the falling man.

A spokeswoman for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: “We had a female caller on the phone, and he had landed in front of her.”

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