RIP. Could be a number of causes.
Fella on the Evening Echo Facebook blaming the government ffs.
That's a lovely walk but unless there are other people walking too it can feel very uneasy. The end up towards the skate park is a popular location for scumbags to drink cans and fight, a real pity.
I walk it very regularly and you might see some winoes or lads fishing and gatting but generally they don't bother anyone and keep to themselves.
I take my small kids down there all the time and honestly the worst trouble ive had along there is a bit of dogshit.
RIP to the family of the person in question.