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Woman dies after falling from balcony at Sydney hotel

Huntley Mitchell

Huntley Mitchell

A woman has died after falling from a hotel balcony in Sydney’s CBD over the weekend.

According to a police statement, Emergency services were called to Hyatt Regency Sydney just after 8pm on Friday night, following reports a woman had fallen from a tenth-floor balcony.

Officers from Sydney City Police Area Command and NSW Ambulance paramedics attended and found the body of a woman on a level-one rooftop.

She was declared deceased and is yet to be formally identified. However, the woman was believed to be 45 years of age.

A crime scene has been established, which continues to be forensically examined.

A 48-year-old man known to the woman was arrested at the scene and taken to Day Street Police Station. He has since been released pending further investigation.

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

Travel Weekly has contacted Hyatt for comment.

View Pacific apartment complex

In other news, Gold Coast detectives have charged three men with murder following the death of a 19-year-old man at a holiday apartment complex at Surfers Paradise on Saturday morning.

Police were called to View Pacific around 3:15am where the body of a 19-year-old Brisbane man was located at the base of the building.

Detectives will allege a group of people from one unit armed with a knife attended another unit where a robbery occurred prior to the man’s death, according to a police statement.

Three men aged 18, 20 and 22 were arrested and all charged with one count of murder and two counts of armed robbery.

The 18-year-old is due to appear in Beenleigh Magistrates Court tomorrow, while the other two men are expected to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Investigations into the incident are continuing.

Travel Weekly has approached View Pacific for comment.


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