18yo schoolie dead after falling from Surfers Paradise high-rise

A schoolie has tragically died after falling from a high rise balcony in Surfers Paradise.

Emergency services were called to a food court beneath the Hilton in Surfers Paradise around 2.30am, where they discovered the 18-year-old’s body.

It’s understood the Victorian schoolie plunged from the 42nd storey of the Hilton, in front of dozens of witnesses.


Police say they’re treating the death as non-suspicious.

Newscorp reports he took to social media before the incident occurred.

It’s understood counsellors will be around Surfers Paradise today, to comfort any witnesses.

If you are in immediate danger call 000 now.  If you require advice or assistance, the following services can offer counselling and support:
Lifeline 13 11 14
| visit website
Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636
| visit website
Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800
| visit website
MensLine Australia 1300 789 978
| visit website