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August 18, 2019

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Man dies after falling down stairs at Strip viewing wheel

The Strip from Above

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An aerial view of the High Roller Observation Wheel.

Las Vegas police say a 23-year-old man was fatally injured when he fell down approximately 50 feet of stairs after apparently running around the loading area of the High Roller observation wheel on the Strip.

Police say the man apparently fell accidentally Friday night and that he was pronounced dead at a hospital.

His identity was not released.

The immediate area where the incident occurred was closed to the public while police investigated but the High Roller remained open.

Metro Police Lt. Richard Meyers said officers believed the man fell after entering an unauthorized area on the property.