A 25-YEAR-OLD thrill seeker was discovered dead in marshland after jumping from an electricity pylon.

The Berkshire man was found by police in Greenhithe Marshes, off Manor Way, Swanscombe, at 12.40am on March 12.

The man, who was with two friends, is believed to have been base-jumping from the pylon. The craze involves jumping from a building or tall landmark wearing a parachute.

The death is not being treated as suspicious but police are carrying out an investigation into the incident. It is not known if the man's parachute opened or not.

A post-mortem examination will take place later this week.