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Man Dies After Falling Down Loading Platform Stairs

Las Vegas police say a 23-year-old man was fatally injured when he fell down approximately 50 feet of stairs after apparently running around the loading area of an observation wheel on the Strip.

Police say the man apparently fell accidentally Friday night at the High Roller Observation Wheel and that he was pronounced dead at a hospital.

His identity was not released.

The immediate area where the incident occurred was closed to the public while police investigated but the High Roller remained open.

Police Lt. Richard Meyers said officers believed the man fell after entering an unauthorized area on the property, which is located at The Linq Hotel operated by Ceasars Entertainment.