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Monday, May 20, 2013

Man Dies After Falling From Roof During Bay to Breakers House Party

Posted By on Mon, May 20, 2013 at 7:45 AM

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A 28-year-old man died Sunday night after after he reportedly fell from a rooftop while partying with friends at a Bay to Breakers house party.

The Medical Examiner's Office would not release the man's name, saying his family has yet to be notified, however NBC News identified the victim as David Hamzeh, an employee at the San Francisco-based software company DemandForce

According to news reports, the victim was hanging out on the roof at a four-story house on the 2000 block of Fell Street at about 3:30 p.m. when he fell to the sidewalk.

San Francisco police were across the street patrolling the B2B event when the incident happened. They transported him to San Francisco General Hospital where he later died.

SFPD Deputy Chief John Loftus reiterated that boozing on the roof of a house is never a good idea. "It's very dangerous -- these roofs are not made to hold parties. Unfortunately this is what can occur," Loftus told KTVU.

Aside from that incident, police sent out a final tally, reporting that 21 people were arrested on suspicion of public intoxication, one for possession of a firearm, and one felony arrest for robbery during the Bay to Breakers event.

Another 16 people were taken into sobering centers, according to police Officer Albie Esparza.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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