An Aberdeen man has died after falling from a wall while having a smoke.
Martin Crawford, from Bridge of Don, fell to his death from West North Street car park, near Morrisons.
It is understood the 46-year-old fell over the wall as he smoked a cigarette at about 2.35pm on Saturday.
His aunt, Patricia Paterson said Mr Crawford’s death has “been a shock”, saying: “He was dearly loved by all the family.”
Despite speculation online that the death was by suicide, Mrs Paterson told The Press and Journal that “it was not a suicide as maybe some people are assuming”.
She said: “Martin had been having a seat on the dyke near the car park for a smoke and had fallen backwards onto the car park area.
‘He was conscious for sometime’
“He was conscious for sometime after the fall but tragically died in the ambulance. We are waiting for the outcome of a post-mortem.”
Some who saw Mr Martin, after he fell, talked about him trying to stand up.
Many were shocked that he died after surviving the fall.
Shannon Scott, whose partner phoned an ambulance for Mr Crawford, said the news was “so sad” and “thoughts are with you all”.
On social media, Ms Paterson thanked Ms Scott’s partner for calling the emergency services, adding: “On behalf of our family please pass on our thanks to your partner for calling the emergency services.”
‘Thank you to you both for your help’
Mr Crawford’s cousin, Andrea Royal Reid added: “Shannon Scott thank you to you both for your help.”
Kim McConnachie said: “I am so sorry to read this. I saw the emergency services there. My heart goes out to you and your family, such a tragedy that will change your family forever.”