Northern Ireland supporter dies tragically in Nice during Euro 2016 trip 5 years ago

Northern Ireland supporter dies tragically in Nice during Euro 2016 trip

A 24-year-old man has died after falling 26 feet off a beach promenade on Saturday night in the French city of Nice.

The man, who had travelled to France to support Northern Ireland, died just hours before the team were due to get their tournament underway against Poland.

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It is believed that his death was accidental, but his name has not yet been released.

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Supt Nigel Goddard, head of the PSNI team in France, said the man's death was not in any way disorder related.

"I was informed this morning by my French counterparts of this tragic news," Goddard said. "The processes are that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office will make contact with this man's family. I believe it was an accident."