Bath Beach man leaps to his death from apartment balcony - Brooklyn Paper

Bath Beach man leaps to his death from apartment balcony

Sudden shock: Police comforted stunned family and friends of a man who jumped to his death from Bath Beach apartment complex Contello Towers on May 9.
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A 70-year-old man leapt to his death from an eight-story balcony in Bath Beach on May 9.

The senior jumped from the terrace of the Contello Towers apartment building on Shore Parkway near Bay 46th Street at 11:30 am, said police.

Emergency responders pronounced the man dead on the scene. Police had to restrain one of the man’s distraught sons who tried to lift the white sheet covering his father’s body, according eyewitnesses.

A white step ladder was discovered on the balcony of the victim’s apartment, officials said.

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Reach reporter Caroline Spivack at cspivack@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2523. Follow her on Twitter @carolinespivack.

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