Young girl recovers after eight floor fall from Broadbeach apartment

UPDATE: THE BROADBEACH apartment building where a young-girl survived an eight story fall on Thursday has confirmed there was no issues with balcony safety.

There had been reports the balcony height did not meet new safety standards that require them to be a metre in height.

Manager of the Phoenician Resort, Roger Laganin, says all raillings are up to safety standards.


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“The balustrade is actually raised up about 100mm so from the actual floor where you’re standing to the top railling is over a metre,” he said.

He also confirmed police had combed through the apartment but found nothing suspicious about the circumstances in which she fell.

“Both the police and and forensic have been looking at the apartment but from what we saw, there doesn’t seem to be anything a miss,” Mr Laganin said.

It appears the four year old girl had been playing hide and seek with the babysitter at the time of the incident.

The lucky young girl is said to be recoving in hospital after undergoing surgery on Thursday night on her broken leg.

EARLIER: A YOUNG girl is recovering in Hospital this morning after miraculously surviving an eight storey fall from a Gold Coast apartment building.

The girl – believed to be just four-years-old – fell from the Phoenician apartment building at Queensland Avenue, Broadbeach around midday on Thursday. 

Incredibly, she survived after landing on a bunch of bushes.

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She underwent surgery overnight after suffering a broken leg and abdominal injuries during the fall and was rushed to Gold Coast University Hospital where she remains in a stable condition. 

It’s understood she was playing a game of hide and seek with the nanny when the incident occured.

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