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Man dies after fall from observation wheel: Vegas police

The High Roller Observation Wheel in Las Vegas. (Courtesy facebook.com/highrollervegas)

LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas police say a man was fatally injured when he fell down about 50 feet of stairs after apparently running around the loading area of an observation wheel on the Strip.

Police say the 23-year-old fell accidentally Friday night at the High Roller Observation Wheel 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.

Police Lt. Richard Meyers said officers believed the man fell after entering an unauthorized area on the property, which is located at The Linq Hotel operated by Ceasars Entertainment.

The Associated Press