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Forum staff reports, Published February 22 2013

Man dies after jumping from ninth floor of Fargo High Rise

FARGO – A man has died after jumping from the ninth floor of the 22-story Fargo High Rise at 101 2nd St. S.

The man jumped about 5:30 p.m. Thursday, said Assistant Fargo Fire Chief LeRoy Skarloken.

The man landed on the roof of a one-story section of the building on the south side, and was alive when he was retrieved by Fargo firefighters, Skarloken said. The man was taken to the emergency room by F-M Ambulance, and was still alive when Skarloken left the scene around 6 p.m., he said.

The man later died, said Pat Claus, Fargo’s deputy police chief. He didn’t know when.

The incident is still under investigation.