Man Dies After Falling From Sydney’s Centrepoint Tower

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July 9, 2018World News
Man Dies After Falling From Sydney’s Centrepoint Tower
Sydney's Centrepoint Tower. (Frank Ling/The Epoch Times)

The body of a man was found shortly after he plummeted 286 metres (938 feet) to his death from Sydney’s Centrepoint Tower on Sunday.

Emergency services were called at 7 p.m. after reports that someone had jumped from the Sydney Tower Eye Skywalk attraction, said a NSW Police Force spokeswoman, The Australian reported.

The spokeswoman said that inquiries into the death so far suggest that the death may be related to self-harm and that a report is being prepared for the coroner.

The man’s identity is currently unknown.

Four months ago, a 22-year old woman released herself from her safety harness and jumped off the Skywalk attraction at the top of Sydney Tower. Skywalk responded by saying that the walk requires the wearer to equip a belt that can be loosened by the wearer. Before going on the walk, all participants must sign a form stating that they will not free themselves from the harness, reported.

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NSW Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation Sandra Nori, Everest conqueror Peter Hillary and CEO of the Sydney Aquarium Group James Fulford pose for photographs during the opening of the Sydney Tower Skywalk at Sydney Tower on Oct. 17, 2005 in Sydney, Australia. (Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Sydney Tower Eye Skywalk remains closed until further notice.

The observation deck at Sydney Tower was closed on Monday but reopened Tuesday. Staff had to redirect tourists to nearby lounges and the food court on Monday, with some tourists leaving instead, reported.

After the death of the 22-year old woman, Sydney Tower Eye developed a full body harness “designed to actively deter tampering” with third-party experts. They also reviewed the safety features of the clothing and changed the safety briefing given to customers, Fairfax reported.

If you need support, call the Australian crisis support service hotline on 13 11 14.

In the United Kingdom, call the Samaritans hotline on 116 123 or anyone can email [email protected].

If you’re in an emergency in the US or Canada, please call 911. If you or someone you know are having thoughts of suicide, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) or head to Young people can call the Kids Help Phone on 1-800-668-6868.

From The Epoch Times

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