A TOURIST has died after falling 15 floors while doing a handstand in a hotel.
The 34-year-old man’s death was ruled an accident after he reportedly did a handstand on his balcony.
The incident happened around 3:30 p.m. on September 30 at the Patricia Grand Hotel in Myrtle Beach.
The victim was identified as Markell Hope, 34, of Akron, Ohio.
Hope died at the scene of his injuries, the Horry County Coroner’s Office said.
Myrtle Beach Police are still investigating.
Another guest at the hotel, Celeste Powell, told News13 that she could feel the building sway on Friday afternoon.
Later she heard screams.
“I heard screams coming from a woman’s voice that I’ve never heard in my entire life, and all these people on the 19th floor were all looking around trying to figure out where it was coming from,” Powell told the outlet.
She walked into the building’s lobby and saw Hope’s body.
Hope’s family released a statement to News13 via email.
They said Hope was in Myrtle Beach to celebrate his birthday on September 29th.
The family reportedly arrived at the hotel on Saturday to collect Hope’s personal effects and belongings.
However, they told News13 that the hotel was not cooperative.
“The family wants to see the reports and the original video footage,” the statement said. “It’s the only way to give the family a degree.”
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6387646/tourist-plummets-death-hotel-doing-handstand/ Horror as a tourist, 34, falls 15 floors to his death from hotel while doing handstand