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Brit in his 50s jumped to his death from 150ft Ferris wheel in Italy

Brit in his 50s jumped to his death from 150ft Ferris wheel in Italy

British man strips naked and JUMPS to his death from 150ft Ferris wheel in front of stunned tourists in Italy

  • Miles Kessler, 32, scaled tourist attraction in Rimini in the early hours yesterday 
  • Area was reportedly ‘packed with people’ including children at time he fell
  • Operator stopped wheel moving but man hit it several times as he plummeted  

By Dianne Apen-sadler For Mailonline

Published: 14:05 EDT, 30 July 2019 | Updated: 03:31 EDT, 31 July 2019

A Brit in his 50s climbed to the top of a 150ft Ferris wheel in Italy before stripping naked and jumping to his death in front of stunned tourists.

Miles Kessler, 32, scaled the tourist attraction in the holiday resort of Rimini in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The area was ‘packed with people’ – including children – one shocked witness claimed.

A Brit in his 50s climbed to the top of a 150ft Ferris wheel in Italy before stripping naked and jumping to his death in front of stunned tourists

The unnamed man scaled the tourist attraction in the holiday resort of Rimini in the early hours of yesterday morning

A witness told the Sun: ‘It was terrible there were loads of kids still around and they all saw what happened. 

‘The police and paramedics were at the scene pretty quick but there was nothing that could be done.’

The operator of the attraction stopped it as he began to climb, but he hit several parts of the wheel as he plummeted to the ground.

Footage from the scene shows the Ferris wheel and a number of police vehicles at its base. 

A police spokesperson said: ‘We are investigating the circumstances of how a British man in his 50s was found dead at the foot of the ferris wheel in Rimini.

‘A file is being prepared for the local magistrate but there is no suspicion of anyone else being involved.’ 

A witness said: ‘It was terrible there were loads of kids still around and they all saw what happened’

Pictured: where the incident happened in the early hours of yesterday morning

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