A NAKED British man has jumped 150ft to his death from the top of a ferris wheel.
The man, understood to be in his 50s, jumped to his death in front of shocked tourists and children in the Italian holiday resort of Rimini.
He is said to have stripped off after dodging security guards and climbing on top of the ride.
An eyewitness told The Sun: “It was horrible. He dodged security and then climbed to the very top of the wheel. It was a summer night and so the area was still packed with people.
”Once at the top he took his clothes off and then a few minutes later he jumped and as he came down he hit several part of the wheel which had been stopped by the operator.”
“It was terrible there were loads of kids still around and they all saw what happened. The police and paramedics are at the scene pretty quick but there was nothing that could be done.”
Local police confirmed a man had died at the holiday park yesterday.
Authorities said: “We are investigating the circumstances of how a British man in his 50s was found dead at the foot of the ferris wheel in Rimini.
“A file is being prepared for the local magistrate but there is no suspicion of anyone else being involved.”
Footage from the scene, posted to YouTube, show authorities surrounding the ride as members of the public look on in horror.
In a separate clip, a man’s trainer can be seen in front of evidence markers.
The ride is thought to be the ‘Diamond Wheel’ and is a popular attraction at the resort.
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