Man high on mushrooms jumps to his death from Portland building

PORTLAND, Ore. – Police said a man who jumped to his death from the 11th floor of a Portland apartment building was high on mushrooms.

It happened on New Year’s Day at around 2:30 a.m.

Witnesses told police that the man, later identified as 21-year-old Nicholas Ian Sylvester, jumped without warning from the 11th story of the Lovejoy Fountain Tower.

Sylvester told his friends at a party earlier that he had consumed illegal mushrooms, which often cause hallucinations.