Man dies after falling down smokestack

By Brian Priddis

A man died just blocks away from Loyola University Chicago’s Water Tower Campus Thursday morning after falling down a smokestack at the top of the Intercontinental Hotel on Michigan Avenue.

Nicholas Wieme, 23, of Chicago was taking pictures from the roof of the hotel when he fell down a smokestack around 1 a.m. He was just two feet away from the 42-floor drop to the basement.

Over 100 Chicago firefighters assisted in his rescue.

For more information on the story from NBC 5 Chicago, click here.


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