02 Dec '11, 7am

Killed in daredevil jump from hotel rooftop into reservoir

There is a metal railing and a glass barrier along the edge of the rooftop Lantern bar at Fullerton Bay Hotel. Mr William Hart, 37, was at Lantern, a seventh-floor bar at the boutique hotel along Collyer Quay, when he was believed to have breached a metal railing and a glass barrier before plunging into the waters below at about 11.25pm. -- ST PHOTO: BRYAN VAN DER BEEK By Khushwant Singh He was known to jump into swimming pools from balconies two stories high. Friends said William Hart, 37, would do this after drinks. Eventually, the party prank cost him his life. A coroner inquiry heard on Friday that he drowned after leaping into the Marina Reservoir from the seven-storey Lantern rooftop bar of the Fullerton Bay Hotel. Childhood buddy Maruko Yuki, 39, a Canadian financial analyst, had inadvertently filmed it with his cellphone. They had started drinking at 8pm on April 7...

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