Howard County man dies after fall in Ocean City

May 10, 2012|By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun

A Howard County man died Wednesday after an afternoon fall at a Ocean City hotel, according to police.

Police found Eric Austin Allen, 26, of Dayton, unresponsive at the Holiday Inn Hotel in the 1700 block of Atlantic Avenue at about 4 p.m., after receiving reports a man had fallen onto the hotel's pool deck, police said.

Allen appeared to have fallen from a hotel balcony, police said.

Allen was taken to Atlantic General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

His body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of Maryland, where an autopsy will be performed, police said.

Ocean City detectives are continuing to investigate Allen's apparent fall, police said.

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