An Ohio man fell to his death after attempting to do a handstand on the 15th floor balcony of an Ocean Boulevard hotel in Myrtle Beach.

Markell Hope, 34, of Akron, Ohio, fell from the 15th floor of the Patricia Grand Hotel Sept. 30 in an attempt to do a handstand on the balcony

Horry County Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard told NBC affiliate WMBF that Hope, from Akron Ohio, died as a result of his injuries.

Hurricane Ian made landfall in southwestern Florida on September 4 as a dangerous Category 4 storm, but was downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane when it reached South Carolina on September 30.

It was the first time a hurricane made landfall in the state in nearly six years and brought high winds, heavy winds and flooding along the coastline.

According to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, people in the path of a storm should evacuate the area and avoid going outdoors during a storm if they can't get away.

The Myrtle Beach Police Department has since launched an investigation into the death, according to WBTW-TV.

According to the 2011 WMBF report, on average, one to two people die in the area each year from falling off balconies.