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National tourist dies after fifth floor fall from Cancun hotel

Cancun, Q.R. — A man that is reported to have been a tourist to Cancun died after falling from a hotel balcony. The fall happened around 2:00 p.m. Thursday at a hotel at Kilometer 13.5 of the Hotel Zone.

Emergency medical services transferred the man to hospital where he died shortly afterward. Police are investigating the fall. According to preliminary information, the man was a national tourist staying at the hotel. It is not clear how he fell from the fifth floor.

Hotel staff were the ones who found him on a section of concrete sidewalk below the balcony and called for help. Responding paramedics reported locating him with a pulse and transferred him to a private hospital where he died.

Police are investigating if his fall was intentional or accidental and if he was under any influences at the time.