Man dies after 40-foot fall at Mt. Olympus Resort, police say

A man who fell from a pillar 40 feet above the ground this weekend at a Wisconsin Dells resort died from his injuries, officials said.

The Lake Delton Police Department said it received a report of a 22-year-old who had fallen from a third-floor balcony at about 2:31 a.m. Sunday.

Witnesses told police the man had scaled over the third-floor railing and was standing on an adjacent pillar at Mt. Olympus Resort. The man then jumped onto another pillar across an opening in the stairwell. He landed on the pillar but lost his balance and fell about 40 feet onto a concrete slab below.

He was taken to St. Clare Hospital then transferred to a Madison hospital via Med Flight, according to police. He later succumbed to his injuries.