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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
St. Paul's Cathedral in London.   (Getty Images/surfleader)

(Newser) – 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. (Read more St. Paul's Cathedral stories.)

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