Last Updated on December 14, 2023, 7:59 am
A Man Found Dead Below the Gatlinburg Space Needle; Police Investigates.
A man was found dead below the Gatlinburg Space Needle in Tennessee on Wednesday, December 13, 2023. The Gatlinburg Police Department is investigating the harrowing incident that left witnesses shocked and traumatized.
The Gatlinburg Fire Department and Police responded to the scene around 4:20 p.m. after a 911 call reported an individual allegedly jumped to his death from the observation deck of Space Needle.
On arrival, the law enforcement authorities found a male dead on the sidewalk below the Space Needle. The identity of the victim has not been released. The Gatlinburg Police Department said the investigation is ongoing.
About Gatlinburg Space Needle
The Gatlinburg Space Needle is a 407-foot-tall observation tower in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, United States. The tower has an outdoor observation deck that provides a 360-degree view of the Great Smoky Mountains and the city of Gatlinburg. Upon completion in 1969, it was the second-tallest tower in Tennessee. Currently, it is the fifth tallest in the state, after several non-guyed TV and Radio towers.
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