A 19-year-old Florida woman fell to her death Tuesday night at the Holiday Inn Resort Daytona Beach after she had threatened other visitors at the hotel who had called security on her, police said.
A Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue officer who was patrolling the beach behind the hotel saw the woman fall from the sixth floor, according to a police report. He ran to her but couldn’t find a pulse, The Florida Times-Union reported.
Wednesday police identified the victim as Alexis Carroll of Jacksonville.
“I saw a body tumbling,” said Stanley Crockett of Lawrenceville, Ga., who had been staying in the room below Carroll.
Witnesses told police that Carroll had been in Room 602. Those staying in Room 601 heard a disturbance coming from next door, the report stated.
The witnesses heard yelling between a man and a woman and eventually saw a woman with her feet planted on the balcony while holding the railing and leaning backward, police said.
Witnesses heard Carroll’s boyfriend yelling, “Don’t do that!” That’s when he saw Carroll fall to her death, he said.
Other witnesses told police Carroll was screaming and they heard breaking glass seconds before the fall, the report stated. They heard heard her scream one last time and went back outside. That’s when they saw Carroll lying on the ground, police said.
A video camera on the Holiday Inn property showed Carroll hanging off the balcony and Bell trying to pull her to safety approximately five times, police said.