UPDATE: Woman dies in fall from hotel roof terrace in Old Montreal
A 30-year-old woman fell about 60 feet (just over 18 metres) to her death in Old Montreal on Saturday night. The accident happened on Saint-François-Xavier Street, between Saint-Paul and Notre-Dame streets, but police will not specify exactly where.
Montreal police say the woman's fall was accidental and happened about 8:30pm Saturday evening. It seems she was trying to retrieve a lost item when she fell. Urgences-santé tried to revive the woman, but she died of her injuries at the scene.
Around 11:00pm, a few police officers were seen in the lobby of the Hôtel Bonaparte on Saint-François-Xavier Street.
Inside, hotel staff refused to answer questions from The Canadian Press while in front of the hotel, tourists and passers-by were discussing the incident.
Brett Henning, a visiting American who had a drink in the restaurant opposite the hotel, told The Canadian Press that he had seen about 15 police cars arrive in a few minutes. "Twenty policemen were running in the street and they rushed inside the hotel."
Tourists who sat at a restaurant in front of the hotel at the time of the accident said they had not seen anyone on the street before the police arrived.
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