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Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 06/20/2011

Second deadly Va. Beach hotel fall, police say

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A second person has died after falling from a hotel balcony in Virginia Beach.

Media outlets report that a 33-year-old man fell Sunday night from a ninth-floor balcony at an Oceanfront hotel.

The accident occurred two days after 2-year-old Leah Moats of Staunton fell from a fifth-floor balcony at a different Oceanfront hotel. The child died Saturday at a Norfolk trauma center.

Police spokesman Adam Bernstein says police haven’t determined what led to Sunday night’s accident. He says the man was in his hotel room with family. The victim hasn’t been identified.

The earlier accident also remains under investigation.

By The Associated Press  |  07:35 AM ET, 06/20/2011

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