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UPDATE: Man falls from Camelot, dies; coroner rules suicide

Police on scene at Camelot by the Sea hotel. (Source: WMBF News) Police on scene at Camelot by the Sea hotel. (Source: WMBF News)
Police on scene at Camelot by the Sea hotel. (Police on scene at Camelot by the Sea hotel. (Source: WMBF News) Police on scene at Camelot by the Sea hotel. (Police on scene at Camelot by the Sea hotel. (Source: WMBF News)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A man in his 60s has died after jumping or falling from the Camelot by the Sea Hotel in Myrtle Beach Thursday, one week after two teenage girls died after falling from the same hotel, officials confirmed, adding that this death appears unrelated to the deaths of the two teenage girls.

Friday morning, Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris G. Fowler said the man's death was ruled a suicide. 

Emergency crews responded to the hotel at about 1 p.m. Thursday. The man was found dead after falling from the top level of the hotel's parking garage. Officials at the scene said the man may have jumped from the parking garage, and said a note was found at his home.

Police are still working to determine additional details about this incident - stay tuned as WMBF News learns more.

While WMBF News does not typically report suicides or possible suicides, the incident is being reported due to the public nature of the death, and the circumstances surrounding it.

On Wednesday, April 5, two teenage students at Myrtle Beach High School died after falling from the top story of the hotel. They were identified by the coroner as 16-year-old Daniela Alejandra Arriaza Flores and a 17-year-old Amber Franco.

Oceana Resorts by Wyndham Vacation Rentals released the following statement: 

We are saddened by the tragic event that occurred last week. We are equally saddened by the incident today. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families. Our staff is readily assisting the Myrtle Beach Police Department in its ongoing investigations of these matters. As there are still active investigations surrounding these events, we defer requests for any additional information to the police department. 

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