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Dead man is found dangling from downtown Sacramento high-rise

April 01, 2013|By Fox 40 Sacramento

Sacramento authorities are investigating the death of a man whose body was found dangling outside a downtown building.

At some point Monday morning, it appears the man tied a rope around himself, authorities said. However, he was tied in seated position like a rappeller. The rope was tied off with a window washing anchor, and fire officials believe that that anchor could have held his weight. But they don't think he was a window washer.

Around 7:45 a.m., a person in another building reported seeing the man hanging near 12th and K streets. Rescuers soon reached the man, took him down, and confirmed that he was dead.

The man was at least nine stories above the ground.

The Sacramento Bee reported that the man had two pieces of rope looped around his body in a style used by rock climbers.

Battalion Chief Marc Bentovoja told the Bee the department had no reason to believe the man's death was a suicide.

"It looks like accidental more than anything else," said Bentovoja.

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