The last hours of a teenager before falling to his death on a fourth-floor balcony during a drug addict party on the Gold Coast were caught in ‘nauseating and very sad’ Snapchat and Instagram videos
- Cian English 19, partying with a group of friends in a Gold Coast apartment, QLD
- He fell from a four-story balcony to his death in Surfers Paradise on Saturday
- Four people who were believed to have overdosed on drugs were taken to hospital
- Images of the party were reportedly shared on Instagram and Snapchat
A drug-powered party in a Gold Coast apartment that resulted in the death of a teenager was reportedly broadcast in ‘nauseating and very sad’ videos on social media.
19-year-old Cian English died on the fourth-floor balcony of the View Pacific resort in Surfers Paradise on Saturday at around 3 a.m.
Four other teenagers between the ages of 16 and 19 were found in the apartment in various states of consciousness and taken to Robina Hospital for drug overdose treatment.
A woman said she had seen the tragic night happen on Instagram and Snapchat.
“The videos I’ve seen are nauseating and so sad,” she told the Courier post.
“It is not in the interest of this poor boy’s family to see him like this.”
19-year-old Cian English died on Saturday, around 3 a.m., on the fourth floor of the View Pacific apartment
A passer-by discovered Mr. English’s lifeless body on the doorstep before calling the emergency services, who later found a supply of drugs in the unit.
Paramedics attempted CPR on the 19-year-old, who hailed from Hawthorne in the eastern suburbs of Brisbane – but they were late.
Two other 16-year-old boys, believed to be part of the group, were arrested between View Avenue and Esplanade at around 2:20 a.m. for possession of prescription drugs.
They were also treated by paramedics for symptoms related to drugs.
A party guest told it Nine news they left the meeting when someone started waving a knife and noticed ice pipes in the apartment.
In total, seven people were found in the ward and four were taken to hospital under stable conditions. It was assumed that there were a maximum of 12 people at the party.
Neil Stead, Senior Operations Supervisor of Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS), said the teenager had “traumatic injuries.”
Four other teens were taken to the hospital to be treated for a drug overdose after the wild party
The drugs involved were said to be diazepam or valium.
“There was some kind of drug involved in this situation that caused the incident. Drugs are simply not safe. Even prescription medications taken in the wrong way are not safe, “Stead said.
“Nobody wants a deceased person, whether they are young or old.
“Especially a young man who still has his life ahead of him to cut it off.”
The emergency teams that tried to resuscitate Mr. English have since been given a welfare check because of the traumatic incident.
There were reportedly 12 people at the party, which eventually resulted in the death of Mr English
A police investigation has started into how the man fell and what may have taken place leading up to his death.
They do not treat his death as suspect and urge witnesses to provide information.
The teen’s death is the latest tragedy in a series of balcony deaths in Surfers Paradise.
Liam Kearns, 22, of Christchurch, New Zealand, fell from the 15th floor of the Breakers North building in Surfers Paradise, on the Gold Coast, at around 12:30 PM on November 13, 2019.
Hamish Bidgood, 18, died from a balcony after taking nitrous oxide during Schoolies parties at the Surfers Regent Apartments.
The teen’s death is the latest tragedy in a series of balcony deaths in Surfers Paradise