Australian Football Player Dead After Vegas Fall

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities say they're investigating the death of a Port Adelaide Australian rules football player who fell about 30 feet from a roof at a Las Vegas hotel.

The Clark County coroner's office says a security guard at the Flamingo hotel called police about 5:40 a.m. Sunday to report a person had apparently fallen onto a driveway.

John McCarthy was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at about 6:15 a.m.

Coroner's officials were conducting an autopsy Monday, but say determining McCarthy's exact cause of death could take weeks pending toxicology test results.

A group of 11 Port players left Adelaide, Australia on Saturday for a vacation in the United States.

McCarthy played in 21 matches in 2012 for Port Adelaide, which plays in the top-flight Australian Football League.


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