A Brit in his 50s climbed to the top of a 150ft Ferris wheel in Italy before stripping naked and jumping to his death in front of stunned tourists.
The unnamed man scaled the tourist attraction in the holiday resort of Rimini in the early hours of yesterday morning, reports the Sun.
The area was ‘packed with people’ – including children – one shocked witness claimed.
A witness told the Sun: ‘It was terrible there were loads of kids still around and they all saw what happened.
‘The police and paramedics were at the scene pretty quick but there was nothing that could be done.’
The operator of the attraction stopped it as he began to climb, but he hit several parts of the wheel as he plummeted to the ground.
Footage from the scene shows the Ferris wheel and a number of police vehicles at its base.
A police spokesperson said: ‘We are investigating the circumstances of how a British man in his 50s was found dead at the foot of the ferris wheel in Rimini.
‘A file is being prepared for the local magistrate but there is no suspicion of anyone else being involved.’