Man falls from 11th floor window during bachelor party in Black Hawk

BLACK HAWK, Colo. - A bachelor party ended in death in Black Hawk early Saturday.

According to police, a 29-year-old man fell from a hotel window on the 11th floor of the 12-story Lady Luck Hotel, landing on the 7th floor of a parking garage.

The victim was identified as Dirk A. Anderson, of Thornton. 

Police said Anderson and several friends were participating in a bachelor party prior to the incident and several people were in the hotel room when the man fell at 4:52 a.m. He had been sitting on the window sill and fell backwards through the screen of the opened window.

 "Although it’s early in the investigation, it appears the death is consistent with an accidental fall," a police release said.  

"It’s a huge tragedy," said Black Hawk Police Chief Stephen Cole. " You’re in a controlled environment and you’re safe, and you’re not out drinking and driving, and something like this happens."