Ocala man fatally falls from hotel balcony

Authorities say a man who was perched on a balcony ledge fell over backward and died at a waterfront hotel in Daytona Beach.

EVAC Ambulance spokesman Mark O'Keefe Sunday identified the man as John Aaron Sise of Ocala. The Daytona Beach Police Department says a security guard on the ground was about to tell the 31-year-old to get off the sixth-floor balcony when Sise fell around 2:45 a.m.

Police say it's not known whether Sise was under the influence alcohol or drugs at the time. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

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