Ocean City Today

Man falls from hotel balcony

By Katie Tabeling | Aug 03, 2017

(Aug. 4, 2017) A Pennsylvania man was treated for critical injuries after he fell from a third-floor balcony at the Commander Hotel on 14th Street last weekend.

The unidentified 37-year-old man from Carlisle, Pennsylvania was apparently sitting on the railing on the balcony around 1:14 a.m. on July 29 when he fell backwards.

Alcohol played a role in the fall, Ocean City Police Public Affairs Specialist Lindsay Richard said.

The man was taken by Ocean City EMS to Peninsula Regional Medical Center. Richard said as of last update on Saturday, he was treated for critical injuries.

So far, there have been four falls from resort buildings, with one of them fatal. In March, a woman died after falling from a 10th floor balcony of the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites on 17th Street into an empty swimming pool. Ocean City Police ruled that death a suicide.

In February, a 20-year-old construction worker fell from an unknown height at a site on 141st Street. He was treated by PRMS for non-life threatening injuries. Another construction worker fell in late May, this time from a site near 145st Street.


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