Lifeless body of teenager is discovered by a passer-by after he plummeted from a balcony before police find his drug-addled friends in a ‘semiconscious state’
- The man, 19, was partying with group of friends at a Gold Coast apartment, QLD
- He fell off a four storey balcony to his death in Surfers Paradise on Friday night
- Four people suspected to have overdosed on drugs were taken to hospital
A passerby discovered the body of a teenager who plummeted from a fourth-floor balcony after attending a drug-fuelled post lockdown party.
Four other teens aged between 16 and 19 were hospitalised after police found the dead teenager’s friends in as ‘semiconscious’ state, inside a Gold Coast apartment, on Saturday morning.
Two 16-year-old boys believed to be a part of the group were arrested at around 2.20am between View Avenue and the Esplanade for possessing prescription drugs
Paramedics said they were called to the unit in Surfers Paradise after a member of the public spotted a body on the pavement at around 3.19am.
They tried to perform CPR on the 19-year-old, who was from Brisbane, but they were too late.
The Brisbane man was having a post lockdown party with a group of friends at an apartment building on the Gold Coast , Queensland, when he fell four storeys on Friday night
Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) Senior Operations Supervisor Neil Stead said the teen had ‘traumatic injuries’.
‘CPR was commenced on the individual and it was later called off. He could not be resuscitated and was deceased on scene.
Queensland Ambulance told Daily Mail Australia seven people were assessed at the scene.
Four people suspected to have overdosed on prescription drugs, reportedly diazepam. or Valium, were taken to Robina Hospital in a stable condition.
‘There was some kind of drugs involved in this situation which caused the incident to occur. Drugs are simply not safe. Even prescribed drugs taken the wrong way are not safe,’ Mr Stead said.
A police investigation has been launched into how the man fell and what may have taken place in the lead-up to his death.
They are not treating his death as suspicious and urge any witnesses with information to come forward.
Paramedics said they were called to the apartment at around 3.19am and tried to perform CPR on the 19-year-old, who was from Brisbane, but they were too late
On May 15, Queensland began to ease coronavirus restrictions with home gatherings limited to a maximum of five visitors from separate households.
The teenager’s death is the latest tragedy in a series of balcony plunge deaths in Surfers Paradise.
Liam Kearns, 22, from Christchurch in New Zealand, fell from the 15th floor of the Breakers North building in Surfers Paradise, on the Gold Coast, around 12.30 on on November 13, 2019.
Hamish Bidgood, 18, fell to his death from a balcony after taking nitrous oxide during Schoolies celebrations at the Surfers Regent Apartments.
Four people suspected to have overdosed on prescription drugs, reportedly diazepam. or Valium, were taken to Robina Hospital in a stable condition