Brit in death plunge after beer festival
A British reveler died after plunging from a hotel window following a day’s heavy boozing at a German beer festival.
Police believe he had stepped on to a sixth-floor window ledge to go to the toilet and lost his balance.The 25-year-old victim, a shipbuilder from Plymouth, was part of a group of British workmates visiting the Oktoberfest in Munich.
Police – who would identify him only as Richard O for legal reasons – said he died instantly.
Spokesman Christoph Reichenbach said: “The man returned to the hotel alone at around 4am on Sunday. All the indications are that he was very drunk.
“We believe he lost his way as he was trying to find his way back to his room. In order to relieve himself he’d opened a window and climbed on to the ledge.”
Police say his trousers had been undone when he plunged but were torn off by the speed of the fall.