Partygoer dies after 60-foot fall
The 23-year-old man fell from a hotel balcony party, with paramedics unable to save him
By Alex Wellman
A partygoer died after plunging 60ft from a topfloor hotel balcony at a Butlins holiday camp.
Paramedics tried to save Timothy Wall, 23, after he toppled from the sixth floor at the Wave Hotel in Bognor Regis, West Sussex, but he died at the scene.
Police said they were not treating the fall, at 1am yesterday, as suspicious.
Hours earlier Timothy had written on Facebook that he had checked in and was looking forward to a 90s themed party weekend. Timothy, who worked for Sainsbury's and came from St Leonards, near Ringwood Hampshire, is believed to have gone to Butlins with his girlfriend and her family.
A man who said he was a cousin wrote on Facebook: "Thoughts go out to my whole family at this sad time. Sleep tight Tim, we love you."
A Butlins spokesman said: "Everyone is shocked by this tragic accident."
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