Man Identified in Falling Death from 3rd Floor Apartment Window

Updated: 07/28/2014 4:56 PM
Created: 07/25/2014 11:43 AM
By: Megan Stewart

A 44-year-old man died after he fell out of a third-floor apartment window Friday morning in Columbia Heights.

The fall victim was identified by the Anoka County Sheriff's Office as Brett Roger Bamonte of Northfield, Minnesota.

The incident happened at 907 46 1/2 Ave. northeast near Highway 65. Police arrived to find the man on the ground, according to authorities.

First responders tried to revive him, but were unsuccessful, authorities said.

Anoka County Cmdr. Paul Sommer says there's a possibility that some drug use was involved in the fall. Sommer says two witnesses told investigators the man simply fell through the window screen.

The incident is under investigation by the Columbia Heights Police Department, Anoka County Medical Examiner's Office and the Anoka County Sheriff's Office.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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