John Steele is named as the man who died in fall after the Larne bonfire.

John Steele was the local name for John Steele, who died while building a bonfire on a County Antrim site.

John Steele is named as the man who died in fall after the Larne bonfire.

John Steele was the local name for John Steele, who died while building a bonfire on a County Antrim site.

He was in his 30s, and was from Antiville, Larne.

It took place at Antiville's bonfire in Fairway on Saturday at 21:30 BST.

Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS), said that it responded to reports of a man having fallen from a height. Two emergency crews, a paramedic and a doctor were sent to the scene.

The bonfire is currently being demolished.

It was constructed from wooden pallets stacked together and stood more than 50 feet high.

It was just one of many that were built in Northern Ireland before the traditional July celebrations.

These are lit in order to celebrate the Eleventh Night, which falls before the Twelfth.

It is part of the commemorations that mark the victory of the Protestant King William of Orange over the Catholic King James II in the Battle of the Boyne (1690).

Kevin Sharkey, BBC News NI reporter, is on the scene

Antiville's man who died last night at the bonfire is being dismantled.

The site is currently under evaluation.

The victim was a window cleaner in the area and was working on the top of the bonfire at the time the accident occurred.

The minister leads prayers at the nearby church, and flowers are placed near the site of the tragedy.

Craigy Hill Presbyterian Church's Reverend Ben Preston said that he was familiar with the scene.

He said, "As a Church, our deepest condolences go out to the Antiville and Craigy Hill families."

He told BBC that "No one involved in this type of thing expected that to happen"

"The family is remembered by the community as they gather around them.

Sammy Wilson (Democratic Unionist Party) was the MP for the region and was there Saturday night to witness the scenes. He said that the community was shocked.

He told the PA news agency that his thoughts and sympathies were with the family.

"It's a tragedy at a time when it is special for loyalists.

"The family is well-known in this area and I'm sure it will be felt greatly within the community."

Alliance assembly member (MLA for East Antrim Stewart Dickson stated: "My deepest sympathies go to his family, friends and the entire community as it reflects upon this tragic death." He posted on Twitter.

John Stewart, UUP MLA, stated that the community would "rally around to give the family the most support possible".

Antiville Bonfire's Facebook page paid tribute, calling him "a true Antivillian through-and-through, born and bred".

They wrote: "A dark cloud certainly has risen over Antiville estate today.

"Our sincerest condolences go out to the entire family at this time of sorrow.

"Please allow the family to have their privacy and time during this difficult time."

Adrian Bryan, Insp., said that police are looking for witnesses to the "tragic incident" in the area.

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