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Killed after falling off building (Updated)

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Killed after falling off building

A 23-YEAR-OLD British man fell to his death from unfinished hotel in Latchi on Saturday night.

The Briton, who had been working as a diving instructor in Latchi since the summer, was out drinking in Polis on Saturday night.

When he didn’t return to his apartment by Sunday morning, his flatmate went looking for him. Among other places, he looked around a hotel which was under construction. It was known that the 23-year-old was fond of climbing the unfinished building. It was in the five-storey building that he found the dead man.

“He was fond of climbing the scaffolding,” his employer, who did not want to be named, said on Monday. “He had been climbing it before, maybe ten times. He used to climb up and sit at the top,” he told the Cyprus Mail on Monday.

After finding the body at around 9.30am on Sunday, the flatmate alerted the police.

The man is believed to have fallen from a height of around thirteen metres.

According to a co-worker, the building site was not safe. “There were no barriers around it, and no person on guard,” he said.

The 23-year-old is from Coventry and had no family in Cyprus. He arrived in Cyprus a few months ago for a summer job at the diving centre.

His father was informed by police on Sunday, but his name has not been released.

The circumstances of the death are under investigation but police have ruled out a crime.

An autopsy was to be carried out later on Monday.





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