British Banker Dies in Plunge from Singapore Hotel Rooftop Bar


A British banker died after plunging nearly 100 feet from the rooftop bar of a luxury hotel in Singapore.

William Hart, head of sales at the Bank of China International in Singapore, fell from the seventh-floor bar of the Fullerton Hotel on Thursday in an incident police are describing as "mysterious and needing a full investigation."

Details are just emerging that the 37-year-old was dining with three other people at the Lantern bar at the top of the Fullerton Bay Hotel when witnesses say he climbed over a metal railing and glass barrier.

When Hart took the leap there were about 200 people in the hotel bar, a popular meeting place that has spectacular views of the bay. Hart was said to be a regular at the bar where the incident happened.

A Singapore newspaper reports today that one theory is he leaped from the rooftop in a game of dare, while others are saying it was a suicide.

After a two-hour search, the banker's body was found and brought to shore.

According to a statement from police, investigation into the "unnatural death" is ongoing.

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