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Condo jump kills man, 92

He leaps from a balcony in Daytona Beach.

Associated Press
Published January 3, 2008


DAYTONA BEACH - A 92-year-old man died Wednesday after jumping from the ninth floor of an oceanside condominium tower, officials said.

Floyd Snyder leaped from a balcony of the Towers Condominium about 8 a.m., police and fire officials said.

According to a police report, Snyder called the building's front desk and said he was going to jump.

Employees were trying to reach Snyder but could not get into his condo until after he jumped. No suicide note was found, according to the report.

Condominium association vice president Charles Blake told the Daytona Beach News-Journal that Snyder was distraught after recently visiting his wife in a nursing home.