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Dearborn Man Killed After Falling From Cancun Hotel Balcony

The victim graduated from Fordson High School in 2017.

March 10, 2019 - 6:16 pm
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WWJ -- A man from Dearborn has died after falling from a hotel balcony while on spring break vacation in Cancun, Mexico.

The victim, Ahmed Altaii -- reported to be 19 years old -- went to Dearborn Fordson High School and graduated in 2017.

A report from the Yucatan Times says Altaii fell from the seventh floor shortly before 10 p.m. local time on Saturday. A video posted to social media showed the victim sitting on the balcony and he appeared to be accidentally bumped by another man. The video has since been removed.

Mexican authorities say they have contacted the family and will conduct an autopsy and toxicology report in the coming days to determine the cause of death. 

The Dearborn Area Community Members Facebook page posted a video in memory of Altaii.

Grief counselors will reportedly be on-hand at Fordson High School on Monday.