Copycat suicide location
A 69-year-old Conway, S.C. man jumped to his death on April 13th at 1 p.m. from the balcony of Camelot By The Sea Hotel.
This after two teenaged girls fell from this same hotel just over one week prior.
Records obtained by MyrtleBeachSC.com show that the Camelot By The Sea balconies were built to code. Code height makes it harder for any person to simply fall over the balconies at this hotel.
Emergency crews responded to the hotel at about 1 p.m. Thursday. The man was found dead after falling from the top level of the hotel’s parking garage. Officials at the scene said the man may have jumped from the parking garage, and said a note was found at his home. Authorities are now ruling the incident a suicide.
Authorities have not stated a motive for why the Camelot was chosen as a copycat location for such an incident.
UPDATE: This story has been updated with additional information from authorities.