Dorset man dies in balcony fall at Butlins

Bournemouth Echo: Dorset man dies in balcony fall at Butlins Dorset man dies in balcony fall at Butlins

AN East Dorset man died after plunging from a sixth floor balcony at a Butlins resort in Bognor Regis on Saturday.

Timothy Wall, aged 23, fell about 60ft from the balcony of the Wave Hotel in the early hours.

Mr Wall, from St Leonards, had been drinking in the hotel’s bar before the tragedy happened at 1am.

Mr Wall, who worked at Sainsbury’s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

He leaves behind girlfriend, Liz Weiland, and a devastated family.

A spokesman from the resort said: “There was a very sad incident where a man fell from the sixth floor balcony of a hotel on the complex.

"Our sympathies are with his family after this shocking incident.”

Mr Wall, who loved drum and bass music, was a doting uncle to his nephew, and he had also once competed in a Tough Guy race.

The death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious.

Detective Inspector Jim McKnight from Sussex CID added: “At the moment we do not know what happened. But this incident is not being treated at suspicious.”

A South Coast Ambulance spokesman added: “We were called to Butlins shortly before 1am to reports a man had fallen six storeys from a balcony.

"We sent three ambulances but sadly he was pronounced dead at the scene.”

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1:39pm Sat 24 Nov 12

tricky1007 says...

sorry to hear this, but why were 3 ambulances needed? Thats alot of money spent for 1 person who was injured? Or are the cut backs so bad that ambulances only have a bit of equipment on each. Also 6 storey high building on a holiday camp where people drink and drink and drink! it was gonna happen one day, my condolences go out to the family though
sorry to hear this, but why were 3 ambulances needed? Thats alot of money spent for 1 person who was injured? Or are the cut backs so bad that ambulances only have a bit of equipment on each. Also 6 storey high building on a holiday camp where people drink and drink and drink! it was gonna happen one day, my condolences go out to the family though tricky1007
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1:50pm Sat 24 Nov 12

martindf86 says...

Tricky!!?? are you a parent??? if this was your son/partner/brother, would you not take comfort within the fact that the best was provided. maybe you should give the family time to grieve before you decide he had it coming..

R.I.P Tim you'll be missed by so many
Tricky!!?? are you a parent??? if this was your son/partner/brother, would you not take comfort within the fact that the best was provided. maybe you should give the family time to grieve before you decide he had it coming.. R.I.P Tim you'll be missed by so many martindf86
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2:09pm Sat 24 Nov 12

Hickery says...

tricky1007 wrote:
sorry to hear this, but why were 3 ambulances needed? Thats alot of money spent for 1 person who was injured? Or are the cut backs so bad that ambulances only have a bit of equipment on each. Also 6 storey high building on a holiday camp where people drink and drink and drink! it was gonna happen one day, my condolences go out to the family though
Firstly, my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Timothy Hall. And thoughts also for the emergency services who dealt with this terrible accident.
When a life is in danger, I'm not sure that finances come into it 'tricky2007.' Three ambulances = six emergency service staff. I suspect that the first pair of staff to arrive at the patient requested back-up to help with CPR and with moving the patient to hospital - definitely more than a two man job, one would imagine!
[quote][p][bold]tricky1007[/bold] wrote: sorry to hear this, but why were 3 ambulances needed? Thats alot of money spent for 1 person who was injured? Or are the cut backs so bad that ambulances only have a bit of equipment on each. Also 6 storey high building on a holiday camp where people drink and drink and drink! it was gonna happen one day, my condolences go out to the family though[/p][/quote]Firstly, my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Timothy Hall. And thoughts also for the emergency services who dealt with this terrible accident. When a life is in danger, I'm not sure that finances come into it 'tricky2007.' Three ambulances = six emergency service staff. I suspect that the first pair of staff to arrive at the patient requested back-up to help with CPR and with moving the patient to hospital - definitely more than a two man job, one would imagine! Hickery
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2:48pm Sat 24 Nov 12

mansak_hunt says...

so many brit holiday makers die falling off balconies each year, sadly nearly always down to excessive booze hope that wasn't the case here
so many brit holiday makers die falling off balconies each year, sadly nearly always down to excessive booze hope that wasn't the case here mansak_hunt
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2:52pm Sat 24 Nov 12

fizzy2011 says...

tricky1007 you are so rude,can you not read that he died he didnt have a minor injury,have some respect your lucky my sister cant see this,tim was her partner she is absolutely devistated,the family dont need to be looking at your comment either, R.I.P tim my thought are with your friend,family and my sister
tricky1007 you are so rude,can you not read that he died he didnt have a minor injury,have some respect your lucky my sister cant see this,tim was her partner she is absolutely devistated,the family dont need to be looking at your comment either, R.I.P tim my thought are with your friend,family and my sister fizzy2011
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3:02pm Sat 24 Nov 12

fizzy2011 says...

mansak_hunt wrote:
so many brit holiday makers die falling off balconies each year, sadly nearly always down to excessive booze hope that wasn't the case here
why do you all always assume its down to booze?? have some respect
[quote][p][bold]mansak_hunt[/bold] wrote: so many brit holiday makers die falling off balconies each year, sadly nearly always down to excessive booze hope that wasn't the case here[/p][/quote]why do you all always assume its down to booze?? have some respect fizzy2011
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3:06pm Sat 24 Nov 12

tricky1007 says...

i did not mean any disrespect i asked a question! If there is a logical reason then someone tell me what it is, he was pronounced dead at the scene according to the write up, i just asked why 3 ambulances, if this is the norm and needed every time then no problem, if it is because of cut backs then thats wrong as maybe lives are lost because of it, dont get how that is rude, and yes i am a parent so if 3 were sent because there was not enough equipment/staff in one ambulance then i am very concerned.
i did not mean any disrespect i asked a question! If there is a logical reason then someone tell me what it is, he was pronounced dead at the scene according to the write up, i just asked why 3 ambulances, if this is the norm and needed every time then no problem, if it is because of cut backs then thats wrong as maybe lives are lost because of it, dont get how that is rude, and yes i am a parent so if 3 were sent because there was not enough equipment/staff in one ambulance then i am very concerned. tricky1007
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3:07pm Sat 24 Nov 12

tricky1007 says...

martindf86 wrote:
Tricky!!?? are you a parent??? if this was your son/partner/brother, would you not take comfort within the fact that the best was provided. maybe you should give the family time to grieve before you decide he had it coming..

R.I.P Tim you'll be missed by so many
where have i said he had it coming/ no one deserves to die, lets hope no one was at fault
[quote][p][bold]martindf86[/bold] wrote: Tricky!!?? are you a parent??? if this was your son/partner/brother, would you not take comfort within the fact that the best was provided. maybe you should give the family time to grieve before you decide he had it coming.. R.I.P Tim you'll be missed by so many[/p][/quote]where have i said he had it coming/ no one deserves to die, lets hope no one was at fault tricky1007
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3:14pm Sat 24 Nov 12

klf2012 says...

to many people jump to conclusions just because it said tim was in butlins! you just assume it was drink related!! you never heard of accidents happen without having a drink inside you!!!

my thoughts are with your family friends and your girlfriend R.I.P Tim one of the nicest blokes i met xx
to many people jump to conclusions just because it said tim was in butlins! you just assume it was drink related!! you never heard of accidents happen without having a drink inside you!!! my thoughts are with your family friends and your girlfriend R.I.P Tim one of the nicest blokes i met xx klf2012
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3:21pm Sat 24 Nov 12

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

fizzy2011 wrote:
tricky1007 you are so rude,can you not read that he died he didnt have a minor injury,have some respect your lucky my sister cant see this,tim was her partner she is absolutely devistated,the family dont need to be looking at your comment either, R.I.P tim my thought are with your friend,family and my sister
I would imagine that the family would have much more important things to do at this time than to waste time reading any of these comments............
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[quote][p][bold]fizzy2011[/bold] wrote: tricky1007 you are so rude,can you not read that he died he didnt have a minor injury,have some respect your lucky my sister cant see this,tim was her partner she is absolutely devistated,the family dont need to be looking at your comment either, R.I.P tim my thought are with your friend,family and my sister[/p][/quote]I would imagine that the family would have much more important things to do at this time than to waste time reading any of these comments............ ....... Letcommonsenseprevail
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3:21pm Sat 24 Nov 12

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

klf2012 wrote:
to many people jump to conclusions just because it said tim was in butlins! you just assume it was drink related!! you never heard of accidents happen without having a drink inside you!!!

my thoughts are with your family friends and your girlfriend R.I.P Tim one of the nicest blokes i met xx
Yes, we must wait for all the facts...............
[quote][p][bold]klf2012[/bold] wrote: to many people jump to conclusions just because it said tim was in butlins! you just assume it was drink related!! you never heard of accidents happen without having a drink inside you!!! my thoughts are with your family friends and your girlfriend R.I.P Tim one of the nicest blokes i met xx[/p][/quote]Yes, we must wait for all the facts............... Letcommonsenseprevail
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3:26pm Sat 24 Nov 12

stalisman says...

you are totally out of order 'tricky' and a poor excuse for humanity.

best you go back to your abacus!
you are totally out of order 'tricky' and a poor excuse for humanity. best you go back to your abacus! stalisman
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3:29pm Sat 24 Nov 12

stalisman says...

as for letscommonsense ..best not to imagine ..
as for letscommonsense ..best not to imagine .. stalisman
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3:41pm Sat 24 Nov 12

mansak_hunt says...

fizzy2011 wrote:
mansak_hunt wrote:
so many brit holiday makers die falling off balconies each year, sadly nearly always down to excessive booze hope that wasn't the case here
why do you all always assume its down to booze?? have some respect
if you read my post you will see i assume nothing
the post mortem will reveal the facts anyway, so settle petal.
[quote][p][bold]fizzy2011[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mansak_hunt[/bold] wrote: so many brit holiday makers die falling off balconies each year, sadly nearly always down to excessive booze hope that wasn't the case here[/p][/quote]why do you all always assume its down to booze?? have some respect[/p][/quote]if you read my post you will see i assume nothing the post mortem will reveal the facts anyway, so settle petal. mansak_hunt
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4:11pm Sat 24 Nov 12

sav_xx says...

So so sad to see this. I only had the pleasure of meeting Tim a few times, such a lovely guy! My thoughts are with family and friends at this awful time. R.I.P Tim xx
So so sad to see this. I only had the pleasure of meeting Tim a few times, such a lovely guy! My thoughts are with family and friends at this awful time. R.I.P Tim xx sav_xx
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5:14pm Sat 24 Nov 12

Capricorn 1 says...

What an awful thing to have happened.

So terribly sad.
What an awful thing to have happened. So terribly sad. Capricorn 1
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10:51pm Sat 24 Nov 12

gti90* says...

i fail to understand the significance of weather this young man had been drinking acohol before this tragic accident a life has been lost here R.I.P
i fail to understand the significance of weather this young man had been drinking acohol before this tragic accident a life has been lost here R.I.P gti90*
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11:04pm Sat 24 Nov 12

johnboy131 says...

only met u a few times at work and had a few convos with u at work but u seemed a lovely guy my thoughts are with ur family and gf and friends R.I.P u will be missed by everyone xx
only met u a few times at work and had a few convos with u at work but u seemed a lovely guy my thoughts are with ur family and gf and friends R.I.P u will be missed by everyone xx johnboy131
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12:19pm Sun 25 Nov 12

charlie2004 says...

Another young life gone. Very sad. RIP.
Another young life gone. Very sad. RIP. charlie2004
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12:47am Mon 26 Nov 12

s-pb2 says...

Sad that when a young man's passing is reported in the Echo that some people still find it necessary to come out and pontificate from their soap boxes.

Let family and friends make their tributes and express condolences and keep your speculations to yourselves.

RIP
Sad that when a young man's passing is reported in the Echo that some people still find it necessary to come out and pontificate from their soap boxes. Let family and friends make their tributes and express condolences and keep your speculations to yourselves. RIP s-pb2
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3:01am Mon 26 Nov 12

portia6 says...

Sincere condolences such a sad loss
for the family.
Sincere condolences such a sad loss for the family. portia6
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7:54am Mon 26 Nov 12

pokesdown1 says...

Convos?
Convos? pokesdown1
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2:27pm Mon 26 Nov 12

moonlyte says...

RIP Tim.
He was such a lovely young man, cannot believe I will not see that beautiful smile ever again.
So many people from work will miss you.

xxx
RIP Tim. He was such a lovely young man, cannot believe I will not see that beautiful smile ever again. So many people from work will miss you. xxx moonlyte
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2:38pm Mon 26 Nov 12

davelo7 says...

Tim, u were a great guy, so sorry to hear this rest in peace buddy thoughts r with you and ur family
Tim, u were a great guy, so sorry to hear this rest in peace buddy thoughts r with you and ur family davelo7
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11:42pm Mon 26 Nov 12

SharaWx says...

oh my goodness... does it really matter if he'd had a few or not?! he was on holiday clearly after all!! At the end of the day a man with family and friends and a girlfriend lost his life here, Jesus!... does that mean he deserved it if he'd been drinking but not if he hadnt. Some people need to get a grip here. Thoughts are with his loved ones x
oh my goodness... does it really matter if he'd had a few or not?! he was on holiday clearly after all!! At the end of the day a man with family and friends and a girlfriend lost his life here, Jesus!... does that mean he deserved it if he'd been drinking but not if he hadnt. Some people need to get a grip here. Thoughts are with his loved ones x SharaWx
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4:31pm Tue 27 Nov 12

tasha128 says...

I have just returned from Butlins, staying in the Wave hotel... I cannot believe some of the comments on here...Myself and my party have been absolutely devastated by the events in the early hours of Saturday, so so so sad and such a tragic accident. My thoughts and prayers are with Tim's family, friends and girlfriend at such a difficult time...xx RIP Young Man xx
I have just returned from Butlins, staying in the Wave hotel... I cannot believe some of the comments on here...Myself and my party have been absolutely devastated by the events in the early hours of Saturday, so so so sad and such a tragic accident. My thoughts and prayers are with Tim's family, friends and girlfriend at such a difficult time...xx RIP Young Man xx tasha128
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4:31pm Tue 27 Nov 12

tasha128 says...

I have just returned from Butlins, staying in the Wave hotel... I cannot believe some of the comments on here...Myself and my party have been absolutely devastated by the events in the early hours of Saturday, so so so sad and such a tragic accident. My thoughts and prayers are with Tim's family, friends and girlfriend at such a difficult time...xx RIP Young Man xx
I have just returned from Butlins, staying in the Wave hotel... I cannot believe some of the comments on here...Myself and my party have been absolutely devastated by the events in the early hours of Saturday, so so so sad and such a tragic accident. My thoughts and prayers are with Tim's family, friends and girlfriend at such a difficult time...xx RIP Young Man xx tasha128
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7:52pm Tue 27 Nov 12

diamondgal1uk says...

I am totally in agreement with Tasha128 as I was with her at the wave hotel and it was an awful devastating tragedy and no one should be making comments like that. it was hard enough just being there his family friends and girlfriend are goin through enough without that. r i p tim xxx
I am totally in agreement with Tasha128 as I was with her at the wave hotel and it was an awful devastating tragedy and no one should be making comments like that. it was hard enough just being there his family friends and girlfriend are goin through enough without that. r i p tim xxx diamondgal1uk
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12:06am Wed 28 Nov 12

have-my-say says...

I too was there, staying on 5th floor just along from where this occurred, when we arrived back all ambulances etc were there, and can only say they tried so hard to save him. It was so tragic, and left us devastated, our hearts and thoughts go out to his family and friends, and also to the butlins staff and people that witnessed the events when they occurred. R.I.P young man
I too was there, staying on 5th floor just along from where this occurred, when we arrived back all ambulances etc were there, and can only say they tried so hard to save him. It was so tragic, and left us devastated, our hearts and thoughts go out to his family and friends, and also to the butlins staff and people that witnessed the events when they occurred. R.I.P young man have-my-say
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7:47pm Thu 29 Nov 12

diamondgal1uk says...

we was on 5th floor too our balcony was just slightly below. understand ur upset have-my-say it was so sad. agree our thoughts r with family, friends and everyone who witnessed.
we was on 5th floor too our balcony was just slightly below. understand ur upset have-my-say it was so sad. agree our thoughts r with family, friends and everyone who witnessed. diamondgal1uk
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