American tourist falls from four-storey roof

A 29-year-old man is in hospital after falling four storeys off the roof of a building in the Gay Village Monday morning.

According to witnesses at about 12:50 A.M. the man was on the terrasse of the Sky bar on Ste-Catherine Street near Alexandre-de-Sève when he used the fire escape to climb to the rooftop of the neighbouring building.

It was then that the man lost his footing and fell four-storeys to the sidewalk below.

The man, who is a tourist from California, was unconscious when police arrived at the scene.

He was taken to hospital and remains in a critical condition.