Police: Man, 18, Dies In Fall From Ohio School Roof


UPDATED: Sunday July 14, 2013 9:00 AM

Authorities say an 18-year-old Cleveland man is dead after he fell off the roof of an elementary school during a night of drinking.

Cleveland police say Joshua Geiger fell from the domed roof area of Clara E. Westropp Elementary School early Saturday morning. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Investigators say a 16-year-old friend Geiger was with called police. The teen told police they had climbed on to the roof to drink before Geiger slipped and fell off.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports Geiger would have turned 19 on Wednesday. The newspaper reports he was scheduled to begin his sophomore year at The Citadel in the fall.

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