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Dorset man dies in balcony fall at Butlins
5:10am Monday 26th November 2012 in News
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.”