Man falls 16 floors from hotel balcony, dies

Published: Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 7:02 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 7:02 p.m.

JACKSONVILLE — A man has died after authorities say he fell from a 16th floor balcony of a downtown Jacksonville hotel.

Sheriff's officials said the man, who is in his 40s, checked into the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville around 7 p.m. Saturday night. Preliminary investigation points to suicide.

The victim landed on top of an unoccupied car in the valet area.

The Florida Times-Union ( reports that authorities do not believe alcohol or drugs were involved.

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