Centerville man killed from fall in Florida

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ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities say alcohol may be a factor in the death of an Ohio man who fell while trying to climb to the roof of a beachfront condominium.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office says Cody Conley of Centerville, Ohio, died early Saturday after trying to climb from the sixth floor landing of a St. Pete Beach condominium to the roof.

Deputies say Conley had stripped down to his boxer shorts before attempting the climb.

Conley’s 17-year-old brother also climbed over the landing’s railing to try to stop his brother from falling. Deputies say Conley fell to the pavement below and died at a hospital.

The sheriff’s office says Conley’s death appears to be accidental. An autopsy is pending.

Conley and his family were visiting Florida for a family wedding. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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