Man, 64, dies in horror balcony fall in Australia’s third fatal plunge in just one week
- An elderly man has died after plunging from a fifth-floor balcony in Sydney
- Emergency services were called to the scene at 10pm in Cronulla on Thursday
- A crime scene was established and police say investigations are continuing
- The incident is the third fatal balcony fall to rock Australia in just a week
An elderly man has died after plunging from a fifth-floor balcony in southern Sydney on Thursday evening.
Emergency services were called to a unit complex on Deeban Walk in Cronulla at about 10pm, where they found the 64-year-old’s body.
Officers from the Sutherland Shire Police Area Command immediately established a crime scene.
The incident is the third suspicious balcony death to rock Australia in just a week.
A 64-year-old man has died after plunging from a fifth-floor balcony in southern Sydney on Thursday evening
A 45-year-old woman died after falling from a tenth-floor balcony at a five-star hotel in the heart of Sydney on May 22.
Police arrested a 48-year-old man at the scene for questioning but he was later released without charge pending further investigations.
The couple were reportedly spending the night together at the Hyatt Regency hotel at Darling Harbour, and had been arguing prior to the tragic incident.
The man allegedly told police he had locked her outside on the balcony of the $509-a-night room following a heated argument over text messages on the woman’s phone, The Daily Telegraph reported.
The 45-year-old woman fell from the balcony of Sydney’s Hyatt Regency hotel (pictured) on May 22
Another tragic incident unfolded on May 23 when a teenager plunged to his death from a fourth-floor balcony on the Gold Coast.
Police allege Cian English, 19, was trying to escape a ‘vicious assault’ at the View Pacific resort in Surfers Paradise at about 3am.
Detectives say the Brisbane teen was running from three knife-wielding men, aged 18, 20 and 22, who allegedly stormed the unit he was partying in with friends.
Detective Superintendent Brendan Smith said both Mr English and another of his friends were brutally attacked and ‘robbed at knifepoint’ by the three men.
Cian English, 19, (pictured) fell to his death from a Surfers Paradise balcony after allegedly being brutally assaulted by three men
Three men have been charged with murdering the teenager after he fell from the fourth floor of the resort (pictured)
The trio were staying inside another unit in the apartment complex and had been communicating with Mr English’s party throughout the evening, police said.
But relations allegedly soured as the night went on and both groups binged on drugs, with things eventually turning violent between the two parties.
The robbers allegedly demanded Mr English hand over his phone and also attempted to steal clothing from him and his friends.
All three men have been charged with Mr English’s murder.
Four other teenagers were taken to hospital to be treated for drug overdoses following the wild party (police pictured at the scene)