Crime scene established after father, son fall from balcony

A FATHER has been airlifted to hospital in a serious condition after both he and his eight-year-old son fell from a balcony on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

The pair is believed to have fallen between three and four metres from a balcony at a home on Pittwater Road at Church Point on Saturday afternoon.

Emergency services were called to the house about 4pm and arrived to find a 41-year-old man unconscious and his young son injured.


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A team of paramedics worked on the father and his son at the scene before transporting them to hospital for treatment.

In a statement, a NSW Police spokesperson said the father was airlifted to the Royal North Shore Hospital in a serious condition.

His eight-year-old son was spared serious injury in the fall and was taken by ambulance to the same hospital in a stable condition.

The exact circumstances surrounding the incident were not immediately known.

Officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command are investigating and have established a crime scene at the Church Point home.

No further information was available at the time of writing.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

 

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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