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Man and baby fall ‘over the edge’ of 36-metre high Whispering Wall in Williamstown SA

Horrific scenes as a man and a baby girl plunge to their deaths after falling off the edge of 36-metre high ‘Whispering Wall’ dam

  • Emergency crews were called to the Whispering Wall at 4.30 on Wednesday 
  • Witnesses raised the alarm after seeing a man and a baby fall over the edge 
  • The man was dead when paramedics found him, and the baby was unresponsive
  • Paramedics tried to revive the baby girl but she sadly died at the scene 
  • The Whispering Wall is the retaining wall of Barossa Reservoir in South Australia 

A man and a baby girl have fallen to their deaths from a 36 metre high dam in South Australia’s Barossa Valley.

Police and ambulances were called to the Whispering Wall in Williamstown, 50km north-east of Adelaide, at about 4.30 on Wednesday afternoon.

Witnesses raised the alarm after seeing the pair go over the wall and fall to the ground.

A man and a baby girl over the 36 metre high Whispering Wall in South Australia ‘s Barossa Valley

Police and ambulances were called to the Whispering Wall in Williamstown, 50km north-east of Adelaide, at about 4.30 on Wednesday afternoon

Police and ambulances were called to the Whispering Wall in Williamstown, 50km north-east of Adelaide, at about 4.30 on Wednesday afternoon

The man was already dead when emergency services found him, while the infant was unresponsive.

Paramedics tried to revive the baby but sadly she died at the scene.

At this stage police are not looking for anyone in relation to their deaths.

Detectives from Barossa CIB, forensic investigators and the Major Crime Branch are on the scene looking into what caused the tragedy.

A report will be prepared for the coroner. 

The Whispering Wall is the retaining wall of the Barossa Reservoir, and in recent years has become a tourist attraction for carrying sound from one side to the other. 

‘What draws visitors to the Whispering Wall is its unique acoustic effects: words whispered at one side can be clearly heard at the other, more than 100 metres away. Children in particular love visiting the wall and testing its abilities,’ the Barossa website says.

‘Children in particular love visiting the wall and testing its abilities.’

Built between 1899 and 1903, the dam was a revolutionary engineering feat for its day and has attracted tourists from all over the world.

The Whispering Wall is the retaining wall of the Barossa Reservoir, and in recent years has become a tourist attraction for carrying sound from one side to the other

The Whispering Wall is the retaining wall of the Barossa Reservoir, and in recent years has become a tourist attraction for carrying sound from one side to the other

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