Woman dies after hotel balcony tragedy in Sydney's CBD

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A woman has fallen to her death from a balcony overnight in Sydney’s CBD.

Emergency services were called to Sussex Street just after 8pm on Friday night, after reports a woman had fallen from her tenth floor hotel balcony.

Officers from Sydney City Police Area Command and NSW Ambulance paramedics attended the scene, finding the woman’s body on a level one rooftop.

The woman was declared dead at the scene.

Emergency services were called to a hotel on Sydney's Sussex Street, following reports of a woman falling from a tenth floor balcony. Source: Google Maps
Emergency services were called to a hotel on Sydney's Sussex Street, following reports of a woman falling from a tenth floor balcony. Source: Google Maps

While the woman is yet to be identified, it is believed she is 45-years-old.

A man, aged 48-years-old was arrested at the scene and it is understood he was known to the woman.

After being taken to Day Street Police Station, he was released from police custody pending further investigation.

Strike Force Cumulus was established to investigate the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death and detectives are appealing for anyone with information, or anyone who was in the area at the time to come forward.

Police investigate 19-year-old’s death

Queensland Police are also investigating the circumstances surrounding the sudden death of a 19-year-old man in Surfers Paradise early this morning.

Queensland Police said in a statement early investigations indicate the man fell from a balcony.

About 3am Saturday morning, police were called to a View Avenue apartment block after the teen’s body was located.

Police are investigating the death of a teenage boy in Surfers Paradise. Source: AAP
Police are investigating the death of a teenage boy in Surfers Paradise. Source: AAP

Police then attended a unit above where the body was found, where four teenage boys were in a semi-conscious state after consuming prescription drugs.

Police said the four men were taken to Robina Hospital, all in a stable condition.

Two 16-year-old boys believed to part of the same group were arrested nearby between View Avenue and the Esplanade at around 2.20am on Saturday.

The two teens were in possession of prescription drugs.

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