Australian Diplomat dies in New York City after falling from balcony

AN Australian Diplomat has reportedly died in New York City after falling from a balcony.

The 30-year-old is understood to have slipped over the railing at his Lower East Side apartment in the early hours of Wednesday.

He was rushed to a local hospital, however tragically died.


The man, who was Australia’s second secretary to the United Nations, is believed to have been with his wife and friends celebrating Australia’s same-sex marriage result when the accident occurred.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade say they are providing consular assistance to the man’s family.

Prime Minister Maclolm Turnbull described the death as a “shocking tragedy” on Sunrise this morning.