Man trying to climb NY's 4 Seasons Hotel plunges to death

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NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a New Jersey man who was trying to descend the facade of New York's Four Seasons Hotel after snapping photos of the city skyline has plunged to his death.

The New York Police Department says 24-year-old Conner Cummings, of Rockaway, fell while climbing scaffolding at the 52-story hotel at about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Police say Cummings and another man had gotten access to a roof at the hotel and were trying to shoot photos of the skyline.

They say Cummings fell as he tried to climb back into an interior shaft of the building.

Police say he landed on a catwalk several levels below and died at the scene.

Cummings and the other man weren't hotel guests.

A Four Seasons reception desk staff member said the hotel had no comment.


This story has been corrected to show the hotel is 52 stories, not 42 stories, and to show that Cummings was descending, not ascending, the facade.

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