Young man plunges 50 feet to his death at skyscraper building site on night out with friends.

A man who vanished on a night out plunged to his death at a city skyscraper construction site, a distraught friend has revealed.

Sam Clarke disappeared on a New Year’s Eve night out in London, prompting a desperate search for him.

Tragically his body was found in a ‘deep trench’ by workers on a site in Canary Wharf, east London, yesterday morning.

Sam’s friend Jack Armstrong revealed that he had been with a group at the Indigo at the o2 music venue in Greenwich before becoming separated from friends.

In a heartbreaking Facebook post, he wrote: “I would like to thank everyone for the messages of support and shares.

“Unfortunately it’s bad news, as Sam passed away (he was the body found at Canary Wharf this morning). We all his friends and all family are absolutely distraught, R.I.P Sam, God bless”

Sam is believed to be from St Albans in Hertfordshire.

Pal Nessa Rawlinson wrote: “Sleep peacefully Sam. Your friends wont forget you x”

And Aimi Davey wrote: “So sad, he went to school with my son they were the same age. So young! My heart goes out to his family and friends. RIP SAM x”

Magdalena Jovanovic posted: “What a beautiful young man . Such tragic news for all those close to him. RIP”

And Alex Williams wrote: “So sorry to hear about his passing, not a bad word about the guy from when we went to school together… thoughts are with the family and friends.”

A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman told Mirror Online today: “The death isn’t being treated as suspicious.”

One construction worker claimed his body “could have been here a few days” before it was discovered shortly before 9am.

A Met Police spokesman confirmed yesterday: “We were called at 8.46am to reports of a body found. The body of a man was found after falling into a deep trench.

“He was pronounced dead at scene. His death is being treated as unexplained and he is not believed to be a member of the construction team.”

Police said the man’s body has yet to be recovered from the site.

Speaking from the scene of the tragedy this morning, a construction worker told report that “They found a dead body.

“It could have been here a few days by the sound of it.”

An ambulance crew attended the scene, along with a hazardous area response team, London Ambulance Service (LAS) said.

A LAS spokesperson said: “We were called at 8.52am to Bank Street, Tower Hamlets to reports of a person fallen from height.

“We sent our Hazardous Area Response Team, an incident response officer and an ambulance crew to the scene.

Canary Wharf is a busy business district, with numerous skyscrapers – including the second tallest building in the UK, One Canada Square.

A London Fire Brigade spokesman said the incident occurred at the site of a building under construction.

He added: “A man had fallen approximately 50 feet.