Police investigate after person dies from hotel fall
A young man fell from the ledge of a six-story parking garage and died midday Friday at the Island Vista Resort at 600 N. Ocean Blvd.
According to a statement from Island Vista Management, an unaccompanied young man, who was not a guest, entered the property and went to the sixth floor of a parking garage, according to Chapman. Witnesses said the young man went over the ledge and was killed after the fall.
The statement said it would be inappropriate to speculate about the person's motives.
"We are continuing to work with the authorities who are investigating the incident and would ask in the interests of dignity and privacy that further questions and comments be reserved until the conclusion of the investigation. In the meantime, please devote your thoughts and prayers to the young man and his family, and all others who may be struggling," the statement reads.
Myrtle Beach police and fire crews responded to the scene at about noon. Police officers investigated an area underneath a six-story parking garage. The victim was covered by a sheet in the entrance to the garage.
People who live nearby said they didn't hear anything until police vehicles arrived.
A woman died on Tuesday after falling from a balcony at the Westgate Resort at 415 S. Ocean Blvd. in Myrtle Beach, and a man died after a fall from the Patricia Grand Hotel in Myrtle Beach on June 20.
Alex Lang: 843-297-0659, @LangSunNews