MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — An Ohio man died last Friday after he fell from a 15th-floor balcony at a Myrtle Beach hotel, according to the Horry County Coroner’s Office.
The incident happened at about 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Patricia Grand Hotel along North Ocean Boulevard, according to the coroner’s office. It was around the same time as when Hurricane Ian hit the coast.
Markell Hope, 34, of Akron, Ohio, died after falling while trying to do a handstand on the balcony, according to the coroner’s office.
His death has been considered accidental.
The Myrtle Beach Police Department is investigating.
No other information was immediately available.