Roskilde Death A Suicide

Danish police say a 35-year-old German woman may have committed suicide by jumping 100 feet from a cableway platform at Roskilde Festival July 2.

Eyewitnesses said she was nude when she climbed the tower, apart from a bandana tied around her head, and that she’d voluntarily jumped from the platform.

Danish police spokesman Carsten Andersen confirmed there was no suspicion of foul play. He said officials are carrying out an autopsy to establish whether she acted under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Danish newspapers reported festival organisers saying there was no breach of security regulations.

Visitors had to pass three controls before accessing the elevated railway, and anybody who appeared under the influence of alcohol or drugs was denied access.

One other person was injured in the incident, which happened at about 2:30 p.m., and the ride was immediately shut down for the police investigation.

It’s the first death at Roskilde since 2000, when nine people died and 43 were injured in a crowd surge during Pearl Jam’s set.

It marred what had otherwise been a successful festival.

Apart from some heavy rain on Saturday, a 75,000 sellout crowd enjoyed shows from Iron Maiden, Kings Of Leon, Coldplay, The Chemical Brothers, Linkin Park, White Lies and The Gaslight Anthem.