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Man falls to his death after throwing items out of Vancouver high-rise apartment

A Vancouver man fell to his death on Saturday after throwing several large items out of a high-rise West End apartment, sparking intervention from the Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO).

Police say that they received reports of large items, such as TVs and bicycles, being thrown out of an apartment window on Bidwell Street near Haro Street. Officers determined that the items were coming from a ninth story apartment window.

"This presented a dangerous situation for anyone walking by," Vancouver Police said in a release.

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Officers entered the apartment and discovered a man inside who "appeared distraught." Police say he fell through a window of the apartment and to his death.

The IIO is conducting an investigation into the incident alongside the coroner who were on scene investigating.



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