Man Dies After Jumping From Baxter Hotel in Bozeman
UPDATE: The man who jumped has now been identified by the County Coroner as 27 year old Michael Cottrell, Jr. of Jonesboro, Georgia died of self-inflicted injuries sustained in a fall at the Baxter Hotel.
According to the Bozeman Police Department, a 27-year-old man has died after he jumped from a fire escape at the Baxter Hotel in downtown Bozeman.
According to Captain Cory Klumb, the Commander of the Detective Division at the Bozeman Police Department, officers arrived on scene Tuesday afternoon after receiving a call about a possible suicide attempt. The report indicated that a man was standing on the fire escape at the Baxter Hotel.
Officers made multiple attempts to stop the man from jumping, but were unsuccessful. After the man jumped, he was taken to Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital with serious injuries.
Captain Klumb confirmed that the man died at the Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital on Tuesday evening.
The Gallatin County Coroner’s has not released the identity of the man. They are waiting to notify next of kin.
This incident is still under investigation, and will be updated as more information becomes available.
If you are in crisis and want help, call the Montana Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 24/7, at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) Or text “MT” to 741 741