07/08/2012 03:09 EDT | Updated 09/07/2012 05:12 EDT

Montreal hospital investigates after patient jumps nine floors to his death

MONTREAL - A Montreal hospital has launched an internal investigation after a patient jumped to his death Sunday morning from the ninth floor of the facility.

It's the second such death at the hospital in less than a year.

The 50-year-old man was rushed to the emergency unit at Maisonneuve-Rosemont hospital, where his death was confirmed.

The patient had been hospitalized since Friday. There are reports he suffered from mental health problems but the hospital wouldn't confirm that information for privacy reasons.

Hospital spokesman Andre Bouthillier says support is being offered to the man's family.

A 74-year-old patient jumped in a similar incident at the hospital in October 2011.