Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Teenage boy dies after plunging 100ft from Whispering Gallery at St Paul's Cathedral

A teenager has died after plunging 100ft from the Whispering Gallery at St Paul's Cathedral in London.

The boy is believed to have fallen at the famous landmark yesterday afternoon at around 4pm.

He was taken to hospital by paramedics but doctors were unable to save his life.

Yesterday the Cathedral announced on Twitter that it was closing for the rest if the day. 

It comes just 18 months after figure skater Lidia Dragescu, 23, died when she fell from the Whispering Gallery inside the attraction.

London City Police confirmed they had been called to the scene just before 4pm yesterday 'to a report of a male in his late teens who had fallen from the gallery within the building.'

They said: 'The Helicopter Emergency Medical Service and police officers attended.

'His death is not being treated as suspicious.'

The viewing gallery, which is popular with tourists who have to climb 257 steps to gain access, was due to close to sightseers at 4pm.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson also confirmed they had been called. 


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