An Omaha native died after he fell from the top of a four-story apartment building in San Francisco.
David Hamzeh, 28, was at a rooftop party May 19 during the popular Bay to Breakers 7.46-mile annual race. The runners often wear costumes, and many people in the city attend parties serving alcohol.
Hamzeh fell about 3:30 p.m. and was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where he died. The fall was determined to be an accident, said Officer Albie Esparza, a police spokesman.
A neighbor told the San Francisco Chronicle it appeared that Hamzeh fell on his head.
Hamzeh worked for online marketing company Demandforce in San Francisco. Previously he had worked for Yahoo, First National Merchant Solutions and FirstComp Insurance, according to his LinkedIn profile.
“He was very much loved by all his co-workers out there,” said his father, Shahin Hamzeh of Omaha. “They had a wonderful memorial for him out by the Golden Gate.”
David Hamzeh had lived in the San Francisco area for about two years, his father said.
A graduate of Omaha Creighton Prep, he studied marketing and business at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He listed on his profile that he was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. Hamzeh was pursuing a master's degree in business administration online from Bellevue University.
The San Francisco Medical Examiner's Office said an autopsy was performed, but the cause of death and toxicology results will not be released for 16 weeks.
World-Herald staff writer Rick Ruggles contributed to this report.
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