Teen Falls to Death in St. Paul's Cathedral

Death not being treated as suspicious, cops say
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 3, 2019 6:11 AM CDT
Teen Falls to Death in St. Paul's Cathedral
St. Paul's Cathedral in London.   (Getty Images/surfleader)

Late Monday afternoon, St. Paul's Cathedral tweeted that it was shutting down for the rest of the day. News on why soon followed: A teenager fell to his death from the building's Whispering Gallery, almost 260 steps up (nearly 100 feet) inside the dome. A City of London Police spokeswoman says a report came in just before 4pm local time that a "male in his late teens ... had fallen from the gallery"; his death isn't being treated as suspicious, the Evening Standard reports. A London Ambulance Service rep says the young man died at the scene despite efforts to resuscitate him, per the Guardian. CNN notes a woman plunged to her death from the Whispering Gallery in 2017. (More St. Paul's Cathedral stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.