Security camera footage shows a man jumping out of a balcony to retrieve a bottle of wine from a glass bottle ledge.
Photo: Instagram/Sophie Bowers A man who had just climbed out of the balcony and was trying to retrieve his bottle of red wine was caught in the act, as he grabbed the ledge and jumped off the balcony.
Police said the man grabbed the railing, climbed up to the balcony, jumped back onto the balcony before police could arrive.
Police said he fell on his back and was unconscious.
He was taken to hospital where he died.
The man’s name was not released.
In 2014, a man climbed out the balcony of a luxury property in Sydney’s east, grabbed a bottle from the ledge, and was caught by a security camera.
He fell on top of his wife, who was standing in the window of the apartment, according to a statement from the coroner.
His name was never released.
In the latest incident, a young man climbed a balcony in Melbourne’s north on Wednesday night and landed in a pool of his own blood.
The young man was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital.
“The young man did not fall and was not in imminent danger,” the coroner said.
“He did not have any injuries to his head, chest or abdomen, and had no injuries to other areas of the body.”
There was no evidence of any trauma to the body, nor any indication that the young man had sustained any falls.
“Melbourne’s Mayor Robert Doyle said the young woman, who had not been identified, was very shaken.”
The family is understandably distressed and understandably shocked and concerned,” he said.
A spokesperson for the Melbourne Council of Trade Unions said the union was not commenting on the incident.
According to the Australian Institute of Criminology, about one in 20 people are killed by a falling balcony or other railing.