Hotel guest goes to roof for view, falls 10 floors to his death

Hotel guest goes to roof for view, falls 10 floors to his death

Hotel guest goes to roof for view, falls 10 floors to his death

A guest at a hotel went to the roof of the  Dupont Circle Hotel so he could see sights but unfortunately, after New Year‘s he was killed when he fell into a boiler shaft and tumbled 10 floors to the basement. According to the D.C. police and fire departments.
It took an hour for the firefighters to retrieve the man’s body. The event  happened on Sunday shortly before 2:30 a.m. at the nine-story hotel in the 1500 block of New Hampshire Avenue NW.

“It looks like a fall,” said Rachel Schaerr, a spokeswoman for the D.C. police. “He went up to the roof to catch a really good view.”

The victim has been identified by the police as John Leonard, 23, of Herndon, Va. Leonard was a guest at the hotel and it seems he was on the roof with someone else who might have been his girlfriend according to the Washington Post.