Man, 20, dies after falling into sinkhole in South Australia

A man has died after falling into a sinkhole in South Australia overnight.

Emergency crews were called to the Cave Gardens sinkhole in Mount Gambier, in the southeastern corner of the state, just before midnight (local time) on Saturday after reports a man had fallen in.

The 20-year-old, from Lewiston, had already died by the time help arrived.

Police said his death was not being treated as suspicious, but have asked anyone who witnessed the incident and hadn’t yet spoken to police to contact Crime Stoppers.

The 20-year-old had died when emergency services arrived at the Cave Gardens sinkhole. Source: Instagram/mygypsy_soul_

A report is being prepared for the coroner.

The sinkhole is a top tourist attraction in the Mount Gambier region, with Cave Gardens being a state heritage listed area in the city.

According to its tourist page, the sinkhole was an original source of water for the early settlers.

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