PATIENT'S 100ft FALL IS PROBED; Plunge horror at hospital.
Byline: firstname.lastname@example.org CHRISTOPHER McQUADE
AN INVESTIGATION ATIONA has been launched into the death of a patient who fell 100ft to his death from the eighth floor of a hospital.
The 40-year-old man landed on the roof of the canteen at Glasgow's Gartnavel. He was being treated as an inpatient.
Emergency services rushed to the scene but he could not be saved.
The incident happened on September 15 but wasn't made public and has only now come to light.
The procurator fiscal was investigating the tragedy.
A Crown Office spokesman said: "The procurator fiscal has received a report in connection with the death of a 40-year-old male at Gartnavel. The investigation into the death, under the direction of the Scottish Fatalities Investigation Unit, is ongoing and the family will continue to be kept updated."
A source said the man is believed to have been suffering from alcohol withdrawal symptoms. They added: "Everyone is shocked that this has happened where people are supposed to be safe and looked after."
It is believed there was a smashed window close to where the man fell from.
SCENE Gartnavel Hospital