Police Confirm Death Of 72-Yr-Old George Ward

December 18, 2015

[Updated] The Bermuda Police Service are presently on scene at the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse area in Southampton this afternoon [Dec 17] following an incident which we understand to be serious in nature. Details are limited at this time, however we will update as able.

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Update 4.39pm: Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said, “A few minutes before 4pm police responded to report of an incident at Gibbs Hill Lighthouse. It appears that a male fell from the top of the Lighthouse resulting in the man’s death.

“Presently there is a very active scene with officers from the Forensics Support Unit and other various Police Units and the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service and EMS.”

Update 5.13pm: Audio statement from Mr Caines:

Update Dec 18, 12.22pm: The police said, “The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 72 year-old George Ward of Sandys.

“It appears that Mr. Ward fell from Gibbs Hill Lighthouse on Thursday December 17th at approximately 3:40 resulting in Mr. Ward being pronounced dead on the scene by an on-call Doctor.

“A Family Liaison Officer has been appointed to the family and the Bermuda Police Service extends our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.”

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