Ames Police Investigate Mans Fall From Fifth Floor Balcony


By Liz Blood

AMES, IOWA - Ames Police are investigating a fall from a balcony early Sunday morning.

A person fell from the fifth-floor on the south side of the Legacy Apartments at 119 Stanton Ave. Witnesses said it was a man, though police have not identified the victim.

The victim was flown by air ambulance to a hospital in Des Moines.

Sunday's fall is the second fall from a balcony in Ames this year.

Back in April, Mitchell Odell, 21, of Cedar Rapids, died after falling off a fourth-floor balcony at 2519 Chamberlain St.

The cause of his death was multiple blunt force trauma from the fall, and his death was ruled accidental.

Police are looking for help with their investigation into this latest fall. If you have information, you can call Ames police at 515-239-5312.
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