Woman falls to her death from Sydney’s tallest tower

UPDATE @ March 9, 7.00 AM | A WOMAN has died after reportedly removing her safety harness and jumping from the Skywalk at Sydney Tower.

Emergency services were called to the iconic building on Market Street, between Castlereagh and Pitt streets about 2.45pm on Thursday.

A NSW Police spokesperson confirmed the death was a “self-harm incident” and is not being treated as suspicious.


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The immediate area was cordoned off and ‘locked-down’ while emergency services responded to the incident.

A NSW Ambulance spokesperson said a number of ambulance crews were called to the scene, but there was nothing paramedics could do to save the woman.

A number of witnesses were also treated at the scene for shock.

Sydney Tower Eye released a statement overnight, confirming the Skywalk was closed until further notice.

“Following an incident, the attraction has been closed until further notice,” the statement read.

Initial reports on Thursday said the victim was a man, but police have since confirmed it was a woman.

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EARLIER @ March 8,  3.30 PM | TOURISTS at the top of Sydney’s Centrepoint Tower have been left shaking in shock after watching a man on the Skywalk tour rip off his safety harness and jump to his death.

Police said emergency services were called to the iconic building on Market Street, between Castlereagh and Pitt streets, “following the death of a man” in the CBD about 2.40pm on Thursday.

A NSW Police spokesperson confirmed the death was a “self-harm incident”.

According to 7 News, the man was on the Skywalk tour when he unstrapped his harness and jumped off the top of the 268m tall observation tower in front of horrified witnesses.

Workers in nearby office towers were shielded from the horrific scene and ordered away from their windows and into the centre of the building, Daily Mail Australia reported.

A NSW Ambulance spokesperson said two ambulance crews responded to the scene, but there was nothing paramedics could do as the man was dead on arrival.

It’s understood paramedics remained at the scene and treated a number of witnesses for shock.

The immediate area was cordoned off and ‘locked-down’ while emergency services responded to the scene.

The tower is Sydney’s tallest structure, with the top of its spire reaching 309m into the sky, and is the second tallest observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere.

No further information was available at the time of writing.

Police will now prepare a report for the coroner.

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

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