Israeli National News Arutz Sheva
and news radio station Galgalatz report that Israel's Foreign Ministry has confirmed that an Israeli citizen has jumped to his death from the Eiffel Tower. Details of his identity have not yet been released.
The Times of Israel
reports that the man bypassed security after dark, climbed the tower's western pillar and had reached the third level deck at 276 meters (906 feet) before rescuers got to him.
The rescuers tried to coax the man down but he jumped and landed on the second platform below.
The Times of Israel report that the company managing the 324-meter (1063-feet) global landmark, state it was the first suicide there in two years.
that early Monday morning a woman attempted a copycat suicide jump but the authorities intervened by helicopter and stopped her.
Global Travel Industry News reports
Security has been increased around the famous tourist attraction.
Despite attempts to secure the Eiffel Tower and install preventative measures, people manage to jump. The first successful suicide there
occurred July 15th, 1898 when a 23-year-old man hung himself from one of the beams. Since its construction over 120 years ago, approximately 400 people have used the tower to kill themselves.