Man dies after losing balance, falling off roof in Alex Bay

ALEXANDRIA BAY — A 46-year-old man died Friday evening after he lost his balance and fell from the roof of a bar in the village.

State police say that at about 5:45 p.m., Daniel L. Langill may have suffered a medical event or lost his balance while on the roof adjacent to his apartment in the village, according to state police. He fell from the second floor and was later transported to River Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A man who witnessed Mr. Langill fall, who asked not to be identified, said he was driving his truck down Church Street when he saw the accident. He said it looked like Mr. Langill tried to catch his balance on a telephone pole but wasn’t able to.

“I saw everything,” he said. “I saw him hit the ground. I tried to get my truck over as fast as possible before throwing it in park and jumping out to try to help.”

The witness said he was also dialing 911 at the same time, all before he ran to Mr. Langill. He said an EMT who lived close to where the fall occurred was extremely quick in responding with a medical kit to try to help as well, highlighting how there were several people trying to assist Mr. Langill at the scene.

“I just ran up on him and was like ‘Are you all right?’” the witness said. “And he was not. It was bad.”

State police are continuing an investigation.

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