Woman dies after jumping off hotel top floor

Police say they arrived on the scene to find paramedics and other emergency services.

FILE: Hyde Park Corner shopping centre & the Southern Sun Hyde Park in Johannesburg. Picture: Aurelie Kalenga/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police say a woman has died after she jumped off the top floor of a hotel near Hyde Park Corner Mall this afternoon.

Police say they arrived on the scene to find paramedics and other emergency services trying to resuscitate the woman.

The police's Kay Makhubela said, "We had an incident where a 53-year-old woman went into a hotel at Hyde Park, where she threw herself off the eighth floor. We are investigating. The motive is unknown at the moment."