Man Killed in Seagram's Fall is Identified
Patrick James Miskimon, 19, died of the injuries he received in a 60-foot fall from a fifth-floor catwalk.
Patrick James Miskimon, of the 3100 block of Shortway, was the person who died from injuries sustained in a 60-foot fall in an abandoned building on the former Seagram's Distillery property on Sunday, according to Baltimore County Police Department officials.
Miskimon, 19, fell when the fifth-floor catwalk he was crossing collapsed, according to police spokeswoman Louise Rogers-Feher. A companion who was with Miskimon when he fell called 911, and the Dundalk man was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center where he died.
Miskimon and Joseph Lee Toft Jr., 19, of the 3400 block of Cornwall Road, were on the property exploring the buildings when the fall occurred, according to Rogers-Feher.
The two men were climbing through the building on the catwalk when Toft decided to stop climbing on the second floor.
Miskimon wanted to continue climbing, but Toft "felt it was too dangerous to go any higher," Rogers-Feher said, correcting information she reported to Patch on Monday.
The spokeswoman originally said both men were on the catwalk when it collapsed, and that one was able to hold on and the other fell.
"That wasn't the case," Rogers-Feher said Tuesday. "I need to change the record."
Toft saw Miskimon fall and immediately ran to him to offer aid. Toft then called 911.
Miskimon was airlifted to the trauma center, where he died Sunday.
Toft could be charged with trespassing on private property, according to Rogers-Feher.