Alexander “Ty” Flynn of Dunwoody died after falling from the roof of an Atlanta historic building and now the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into the accident.
On Friday, May 13, Flynn and two friends entered the Pullman Train Yard to skateboard and explore the property, according to the GBI. The property is closed to the public and numerous reports of trespassing on the state-owned site have been reported over the years, according to the GBI.
“Public awareness of the dangers associated with trespassing in this area is critical,” states a May 18 GBI press release about the investigation.
According to the GBI, Flynn found a ladder on one side of a building and climbed it to the roof. When he tried walking across the roof, he apparently stepped on a fiberglass skylight and fell through the roof, dropping 40 feet to the concrete floor. He died from his injuries.
The GBI was requested to investigate the death on May 13 by the Department of Public Safety Capitol Police.
Flynn was a 2015 graduate of Dunwoody High School and a student at Georgia College in Milledgeville.