By Matt Goodman, CBSDFW.COM
img00024 20110809 1542 Man Falls 50 Feet To His Death At Dallas Galleria

Shoppers on the third level shortly after a man fell to his death at the Dallas Galleria on Aug. 9, 2011. (Credit: Edgar Soliz/KTVT)

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas Police say a man died Tuesday afternoon when he jumped off a third-level ledge at the Dallas Galleria.

Department spokesman Sgt. Warren Mitchell said police responded to the first emergency call at 2:35 p.m., which reported that a man in his early 40s had fallen over the ledge onto the ice rink 50 feet below.

The man was taken to Dallas Medical City where he was pronounced dead.

Mitchell said detectives are investigating the incident and speaking with witnesses, who include the man’s wife and daughter.

“As we were walking away we were making a point to talk to people who were walking with children in that direction that they might want to turn around,” witness Steve Eberhart said.

The man’s name was not released Tuesday.

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