Mum, 29, in bridge fall tragedy

The scene at the viaduct in Carlisle

The scene at the viaduct in Carlisle

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A FAMILY have been left distraught after a 29-year-old mum-of-three fell to her death from a city centre viaduct in broad daylight.

Jeanette Cort, originally from Hartlepool, died after falling from the bridge in the heart of the Cumbrian city of Carlisle.

A photograph attached to flowers left on Victoria Viaduct in Carlisle city centre where Jeanette Cort died after falling from the bridge

A photograph attached to flowers left on Victoria Viaduct in Carlisle city centre where Jeanette Cort died after falling from the bridge

Despite the efforts of emergency crews she was pronounced dead at the scene having suffered serious head injuries.

In a heartfelt floral tribute her brother, Michael, wrote: “To my dear sister. Love you always.”

Floral tributes left at the scene from her mum and Jeanette’s three young sons included a message which read: “Sleep with the angels, mum. All our love, your boys.”

Devastated friends and family have also left several emotional floral tributes at the scene of the tragedy.

(Left, a photograph attached to flowers left on Victoria Viaduct in Carlisle city centre (right) where Jeanette Cort died after falling from the bridge)

Jeanette’s mum, Sonia Cort, who lives in Hartlepool, was too devastated to talk to the Mail.

The Rev Helen Mary Brett Young, vicar for the Glenridding area, where Jeanette was living, paid tribute to her as a “very caring mother” and said “her boys were her life”.

Jeanette, of Barraclough Fold, Glenridding, on the banks of Lake Ullswater, died on Thursday afternoon after falling from Victoria Viaduct.

Police were called to the area at about 1.25pm after reports that a woman had fallen from the bridge.

Officers sealed off the immediate area to allow ambulance staff to go to her aid.

Her three sons, who are all primary school age, are believed to be being looked after by their father.

Her family have asked for any donations to go to Patterdale Church of England School, a primary school in Patterdale, which was close to Jeanette’s heart, instead of sending flowers.

Cumbria Police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding her death.

A spokeswoman said: “Initial investigations led police to believe that there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.”

An inquest to establish the circumstances of the tragedy was opened on Monday by David Roberts, coroner for north and west Cumbria.

No cause of death has yet been established and the hearing was adjourned to a date to be fixed.

Jeanette’s funeral will take place at Stranton Grange Crematorium Chapel, in Hartlepool, on Monday.