Fatal fall groom's last moments caught on tape
Fri, Nov 06, 2009
The Straits Times

By Carolyn Quek & Mavis Toh

THE bridegroom who died hours after his wedding dinner was caught on the hotel's security camera making for the fire escape staircase on the floor of his 10th-storey wedding suite.

Mr Vernon Leong, 31, was next seen scrambling through the Hilton Singapore's second floor, where there is a shopping arcade.

He was a strange sight: barefoot, empty-handed and in T-shirt and shorts, sources told The Straits Times. He also seemed to be in a hurry.

Tragedy struck within eight minutes

3.08am: Outside his wedding suite on the 10th floor, Mr Leong is captured by the hotel's security camera leaving barefooted, with just a T-shirt and shorts on. He heads for the fire escape staircase in a hurry.

Between 3.08am and 3.16am: The next time Mr Leong is seen on video, he is on the second floor, still appearing to be in a rush. He is frantically looking around.

3.16am: Mr Leong is found lying face-up at the foot of the hotel, near the main entrance. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) is called.

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