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Riverwalk Horror: Man Falls from 18th Floor Balcony Into River

 

  A terrifying tragedy early this morning at a downtown hotel, right in the middle of Fiesta.

 

  Police tell 1200 WOAI's Michael Main that a 46 year old man either jumped or fell off his 18th floor hotel room balcony at the Hilton Palacio Del Rio, landing in the San Antonio River.

 

  Police say the man and his wife had been arguing inside their hotel room when the man went out onto the balcony by himself.

 

  The wife told detectives that seconds later, she noticed the man was no longer on the balcony.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

  Investigators are interviewing the wife and have obtained a warrant to search the hotel room.  They want to find out what led up to the incident, and whether the man voluntarily jumped or fell.  They, at least for now, are not investigating the possibility of foul play.

 

  Even though all the Fiesta events like NIOSA had ended for the evening, the Riverwalk is packed that time of night with bars along the Riverwalk letting out at closing time.

 

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