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Man falls to death from cell tower in Charlotte’s midtown area

By Steve Lyttle and Rachel Adams-Heard
slyttle@charlotteobserver.com rheard@charlotteobserver.com
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    Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
    Charlotte-Mecklenburg police appeared to be focusing attention on this cellphone tower. Police said the body was discovered near the base of this tower, at a construction site off South Kings Avenue.
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    Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
    Charlotte-Mecklenburg police investigate at the scene where a man’s body was discovered Wednesday morning, off South Kings Drive.
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    Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
    Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating the death of a man whose body was discovered Wednesday at a construction site in the midtown area near uptown. Police said the body was found shortly after 7 a.m. by construction workers at a site between South Kings Drive and Cherry Street. That is near Charlottetowne Avenue.
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    Davie Hinshaw - dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
    Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating the death of a man whose body was discovered Wednesday at a construction site in the midtown area near uptown. Police said the body was found shortly after 7 a.m. by construction workers at a site between South Kings Drive and Cherry Street. That is near Charlottetowne Avenue.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating the death of a man who fell from a cellphone tower Wednesday morning in the midtown area near uptown.

Police said the body was found shortly after 7 a.m. by construction workers at a site between South Kings Drive and Cherry Street. That is near Charlottetowne Avenue.

Officer Jessica Wallin, a CMPD spokeswoman, said the case is a “death investigation.” Authorities at the scene said there was no sign of foul play.

The body was found near the base of a cellphone tower, inside the fenced-in site where an apartment building is under construction. It is unclear whether the man who died was working on the tower.

Police have not released the man’s name. Observer staffer Davie Hinshaw contributed

Lyttle: 704-358-6107; Twitter: @slyttle
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