Sunday, 13 May 2012

Police urge witnesses to come forward after man falls to death from Gold Coast highrise

QUEENSLAND homicide detectives are investigating whether a Gold Coast nightclub promotions manager fell 31 storeys to his death or was pushed. Police are urging several people present in the man's room to come forward, the Gold Coast Bulletin reported. The 29-year-old man fell from the balcony of his Beachcomber Resort unit in Surfers Paradise at about 11pm on Friday. Detective Acting Superintendent Tim Trezise told reporters in Surfers Paradise that neighbours heard several people in the man's unit before a disturbance erupted. Police found his body in a garden bed at the base of the apartment complex a short time later, he said. Supt Trezise said police wanted to speak with those who were present in the unit to determine what had happened. Homicide detectives are helping Gold Coast police investigate and a major incident room has been set up at the Surfers Paradise police centre. Supt Trezise said police were trying to determine whether the incident was an accident or if foul play was involved. It is unknown whether any weapons were involved in the incident, Supt Trezise said. A post mortem is expected to be conducted tomorrow. The incident follows the death of 19-year-old Jack Walker, who fell 27 storeys from the same unit complex in 2007. Police described that event as a "tragic accident".

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