St. Lucia resident falls to death in New York

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St. Lucia resident falls to death in New York
Brooklyn, New York. * Photo credit: Thinkstock Images/Irish Independent
Brooklyn, New York. * Photo credit: Thinkstock Images/Irish Independent

A St. Lucia resident died on Saturday after falling from the balcony in an apartment building in New York.

Thomas McKenzie, 68, who originally hailed from Ireland but had been living in St Lucia for many years, was believed to have toppled over a third-floor railing and landed into the lobby of the Eastern Parkway apartment building in Brooklyn, New York City, at about 4 am on Saturday, according to a report published in the Irish Independent.

The newspaper said McKenzie, a jovial father of nine, had been in New York City visiting his ex-wife and children when the incident occurred.

“He was just here visiting,” the newspaper quoted McKenzie’s brother Fredrick, 58. “He was just passing through, and now he’s dead.”

The newspaper further reported: β€œHis adult daughter, Yasmine, told New York media of her shock when she received a phone call from their family in St Lucia to tell her he had died. Officers are now trying to piece together exactly what happened to Mr. McKenzie but believe he may have been intoxicated, and no foul play is expected at this stage. Mr. McKenzie apparently suffered severe head injuries in the fall and was pronounced dead at the scene.”

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  1. Very sad news. We are family to his sister in London. Peace and comfort to his family and friends he has left behind back home.

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  2. All the stuff people are is false my was not drunk and I am his eldest daughter my dad raised me and Shaun he was a good man we all have a pass so please let my father rest in peace and stop listening to rumors.

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  3. Why listern to the post they r the most bias newspaper in ny not to mention racist. dont buy that paper at all. i dont know him. may he R.I.P. sad indeed.

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  4. Met Tom when he lived in Massade, Gros Islet...he was such a nice man...R.I.P.Let the Lord comfort his wife and kids..especially Curtis and TJ

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  5. So sad. cant imagine hope he was not confused from being so high up. Lord please confort his wife and children.. RIP

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