A Perth family is trying to come to grips with how 28-year-old Henry Cusack fell to his death while sitting on the balcony of a Fremantle pub on Saturday night.
Mr Cusack was sitting on the balcony of the Sail and Anchor Hotel on South Terrace with friends when tragedy struck about 8.30pm.
Police believe the much-loved west Perth man had been sitting on the back of a couch and are now investigating whether he leant back and slipped through a set of plastic café blinds.
One of his friends ran downstairs to find Mr Cusack critically injured.
Paramedics rushed to treat Cusack, who was taken to hospital but died overnight.
Just four days short of his 29th birthday, his heartbroken father visited the pub on Sunday morning, trying to make sense of what happened.
Mr Cusack told 7 News he believed that his son had put his hand out backwards as he lost balance but the blind didn’t support his weight.
“He was just a really good character, bright, always friendly, wouldn’t have had an enemy in the world,” family friend Michael Snell told 7 News.
“It’s just a tragic event.”
“You were one of [a] kind Henry… you left a footprint on this world, gonna miss you buddy,” another heartbroken friend wrote on Mr Cusack’s facebook wall.