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College student falls to his death after climbing out of hotel balcony to take photos

By Mason White 12:41 PM January 3, 2016
Connor Cummings 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A young man died after attempting to take nice photos of New York City.

20-year-old Connor Cummings of New Jersey, loved to take pictures.

He and his friend, Dimitri Olivares, 18, decided to climb on to the roof of a hotel to take nice photos of New York City.

The two college students entered the Four Seasons Hotel in Manhattan, despite the fact that they were not guests there.

They managed to get onto an upper floor of the luxury hotel, overlooking Central Park. They then went out on a balcony and began climbing scaffolds to reach the top of the 52-story building.

Cummings was about to step through a hatch on the scaffolds when he slipped and fell nine stories, crashing onto a 43rd-floor landing, police said.

Olivares, who was not injured, made his way down the scaffolds before calling for help. Cummings was pronounced dead at the scene.

His family of Rockaway, said that Cummings was not drunk at the time, and that he loved to take photos, but he was not a daredevil.