A tragic incident occurred on Sunday night when a man fell to his death from a luxury apartment building in Manhattan. The victim was found on the roof of a neighboring building and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police believe that the man fell from a 15-story condo building and landed on the roof of the adjacent structure. The identity of the victim has not been released as authorities work to notify his family. At this time, investigators do not suspect any foul play in the man’s death.
The incident took place at 154 E. 85th St. on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) arrived shortly before 11:15 p.m. and pronounced the man dead. Police have determined that the man’s injuries are consistent with a fall. However, the medical examiner has yet to determine the official cause of death.
The condo building from which the man fell is known as the Ventana and is located at 150 E. 85th St. It is a luxury building that offers million-dollar units and amenities such as a 24-hour doorman, a renovated lobby, elevators, a fitness room, and laundry facilities on every two floors, according to a real estate listing.
Authorities have not released any information about the circumstances leading up to the man’s fall. They are currently working to notify his family before releasing his identity to the public. While the investigation is ongoing, police do not believe that any criminal activity was involved in the incident.
Falls from buildings are unfortunately not uncommon in densely populated cities like New York. In 2019, there were 17 reported deaths from falls in the city, according to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The department also reported that falls are the second leading cause in the city of unintentional injury deaths.
As the investigation into this incident continues, authorities will be looking into any potential factors that may have contributed to the man’s fall.