An American tourist was found dead on a sidewalk in downtown Reykjavík just after midnight on Saturday, RÚV reports. Deputy Chief of Police Jóhann Karl Þórisson says the death is being treated as an accident. At the time of writing, police believe that the young man fell from a roof.
Jóhann Karl says that if the man did, in fact, fall from the roof, he would have fallen about 10 meters [32 feet]. The circumstances behind the fall and why the man was on the roof are still under investigation, however, as it doesn’t appear that there was any kind of party or gathering in the building that evening. People in the building heard the man’s fall, and he was then taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The deceased was twenty-six years old and traveling alone in Iceland. His family has been informed of his death.