Pictured: British man, 32, who died in a 150-foot Ferris wheel in Italy when his friends paid homage to & # 39; exquisite, polite, and humble & # 39; martial arts enthusiast
- Miles Kessler, 32, scaled yesterday in the early hours of tourist attraction in Rimini
- The area was reportedly & # 39; full of people & # 39; including children when he fell
- The driver stopped moving the wheel, but the man hit it several times as he plummeted
Tribute is paid to a & # 39; polite and modest & # 39; British man who climbed to the top of a 150-meter Ferris wheel in Italy before stripping naked and jumping to death for his bewildered tourists.
Miles Kessler, 32, scaled the tourist attraction in the Rimini resort in the early hours of yesterday morning.
The area was & # 39; full of people & # 39; including children, a shocked witness claimed.
Today, his friends paid tribute to his Facebook page and gave him an & # 39; excellent, polite and humble boy & # 39; called.
Miles Kessler (photo), 32, scaled the tourist attraction in the resort of Rimini in the early hours of yesterday morning
A Brit in his 50s & 50s climbed to the top of a 150ft Ferris wheel in Italy before stripping naked and jumping to death for bewildered tourists
The unnamed man scaled the tourist attraction in the resort of Rimini in the early hours of yesterday morning
Mr Kessler has been described in the Italian media as a martial arts enthusiast who previously helped operate a ferry in Rimini.
Another friend wrote on the Facebook page, where he was pictured, that he & # 39; will always remember you smiling & kindly & # 39 ;.
A witness told the sun: & # 39; It was terrible that many children were still around and they all saw what was happening.
& # 39; The police and paramedics arrived fairly quickly, but there was nothing that could be done. & # 39;
The operator of the attraction stopped it when he started climbing, but he hit different parts of the wheel while diving on the ground.
It was not clear whether there were actually any visitors at the wheel when Mr. Kessler started climbing.
Images of the scene show the Ferris wheel and a number of police vehicles at the base.
A police spokesman said: & We are investigating the circumstances in which a British man in his fifties was found dead at the foot of the Ferris wheel in Rimini.
& # 39; A file is being prepared for the local magistrate, but there is no suspicion that someone else is involved. & # 39;
One witness said: & # 39; It was terrible that there were still many children around and they all saw what happened & # 39;
Pictured: where the incident occurred yesterday morning
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