A tourist has tragically lost his life after falling off a high rise balcony in Surfers Paradise over the weekend.
The Victorian man was holidaying with friends and family at The Hilton, when he fell around 40 stories late on Friday night.
Emergency services initially ruled the death as non-suspicious, but have since revealed it was a horrible accident.
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It’s understood the 36-year-old man was standing on a chair trying to scuff marks from a champagne bottle, when he lost his footing and went over the edge.
As many as a hundred tourists witnessed the horrible event, with police quick to block off the Orchid Avenue area.
A report is now being prepared for the coroner.