The 64-year-old dies on the terrible balcony and falls in Australia’s third fatality in just a week
- An elderly man has died after a swim on a fifth-floor balcony in Sydney
- Emergency services were called to the scene in Cronulla on Thursday at 10:00 PM
- A crime scene has been identified and police say investigations are continuing
- The incident is the third balcony death in Australia in just a week
An elderly man has died after crashing on a fifth-floor balcony in south Sydney on Thursday evening.
Emergency services were called to a unit complex on Deeban Walk in Cronulla at around 10:00 PM, where they found the body of the 64-year-old.
Officers of the Sutherland Shire Police Area Command immediately identified a crime scene.
The incident is the third suspected balcony death that rocked Australia within a week.
A 64-year-old man has died after crashing on a fifth-floor balcony in south Sydney on Thursday evening
A 45-year-old woman died on May 22 after falling from a tenth-floor balcony at a five-star hotel in the heart of Sydney.
Police arrested a 48-year-old man on the scene for questioning, but he was later released without charge pending further investigation.
The couple reportedly spent the night together at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Darling Harbor, and had argued prior to the tragic incident.
The man told police that he had locked her up outside on the room’s balcony at $ 509 a night after a heated discussion over text messages on the woman’s phone, The Daily Telegraph reported.
The 45-year-old woman fell from the balcony of the Hyatt Regency hotel in Sydney on May 22 (photo)
Another tragic incident occurred on May 23, when a teenager plunged from a fourth-floor balcony on the Gold Coast.
Police say 19-year-old Cian English was trying to escape a “vicious attack” at the View Pacific resort in Surfers Paradise at about 3 a.m.
Detectives say the Brisbane teenager was on the run from three male-wielding men, ages 18, 20, and 22, who reportedly stormed the unit he was partying with friends.
Detective Brendan Smith said that both English and one of his friends were brutally attacked and “robbed at the tip of the knife” by the three men.
19-year-old Cian English (pictured) died on a balcony in Surfers Paradise after allegedly brutally attacked by three men
Three men have been charged with murdering the teenager after falling from the fourth floor of the resort (photo)
The trio stayed in another unit in the apartment complex and had communicated with Mr English’s party all evening, police said.
But relationships would reportedly sour as the night wore on, and both groups became addicted to drugs, eventually turning things violent between the two sides.
The robbers demanded that Mr. English hand over his phone and also attempted to steal clothes from him and his friends.
All three men have been charged with the murder of Mr English.
Four other teens were taken to hospital to be treated for a drug overdose after the wild party (police on site pictured)