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Man falls to death from Hilton hotel

16 May 2016 by
Man falls to death from Hilton hotel

A man fell to his death from the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel Tower of London on Friday.

Guests were removed from a section of the Skylounge bar, on the 12th floor of the hotel, while guests at nearby pubs and restaurants were ordered inside as paramedics tried to save the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Nearby Cheshire Cheese pub shift manager Balazs Szeljak, told the Evening Standard: "A man ran in to say someone had just fallen.

"Some people were screaming. He said he couldn't help him, there was nothing he could do as he was in such a bad way.

"By the time I got outside the police had already sealed off the area and were telling people to get inside."

The death is not being treated as suspicous.

A DoubleTree spokeswoman said: "It is with deep regret that we can confirm the death of a man at the hotel yesterday evening.

"Team members acted swiftly to alert the authorities and the police and ambulance services were onsite shortly after the incident occurred.

"The police have since confirmed that the death is not being treated suspiciously.

"Safety and security at the hotel are of paramount importance and we continue to make every effort to ensure that all practices are in line with our strict safety and security procedures."

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