A man has plunged to his death after he fell from Sydney’s tallest building as he was taking part in the Skywalk tour, giving dramatic views of the Australian city
The man, who has not been named fell from the Sydney Tower at around 7pm (local time) on Sunday.
Emergency crews believe the man fell from the Skywalk at the top of the structure which is also known as the Centrepoint Tower.
The tower, which is open to the public and one of the city’s most popular attractions, sits above the Westfield shopping centre in Sydney’s central business district.
A crime scene has been established and initial police inquiries indicated the death was down to self harm.
It has not been established if the man was wearing a harness at the time.
The Skywalk is described as a “breath-taking 45 minute guided tour around the outside of Sydney’s highest building.”
Tough new rules were bought in by the operators of the Skywalk tours, Sydney Tower Eye, after a 22-year-old woman fell to her death in March.
The new rules included the use of a full-body harness.
The sight of the woman plunging to her death traumatised those who saw it, including members of the tour group she was in.
Sydney Tower Eye Divisional Director Rob Smith said: “The health and safety of our guests and staff is always our primary objective.
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the guest as well as the wellbeing of all other guests and our team members.
The Skywalk experience is a 45-minute guided tour around the outside of the Sydney Tower, Sydney’s highest building.
Participants walk along a glass-bottomed walkway while hooked up to a safety harness, in what is described as Sydney’s “highest outdoor adventure”.