Man Found Unconscious on Nebraska Roof Dies

Posted 9 months ago

By Scott Carlson

omaha-police(AP) — Omaha police say an unconscious man pulled from the roof where he was working has died at an area hospital.

Police say officers responded to a radio call about the incident around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday. Omaha Fire Department medics arrived, found 52-year-old Walter Bequette on the roof and took him to a west Omaha hospital.

Investigators say Bequette was working on the roof with another person, each on opposite sides of the roof. The other worker said he walked over the peak of the roof when the sound of Bequette’s hammering stopped.

The worker says he found Bequette in a fetal position, not moving, and called 911.

Fire department officials had to lower Bequette from the roof to get him to the hospital.