Man falls into hull of ship, dies at hospital

December 6, 2010 7:42:12 AM PST
Police say a man is dead after falling more than 70 feet into the hull of a ship at a Philadelphia pier.

The incident took place at around 8:15 p.m. Sunday at Pier 84 on the 2500 block of South Christopher Columbus Boulevard in South Philadelphia.

When crews arrived, they found that a 46-year-old man fell multiple feet into the hull of the ship.

A spokesman for the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority identified the man as Denis Seretinek, the chief officer of the cargo ship Startramp.

It took a crane and a basket to get the man out.

He was transported to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.