Man falls five metres from balcony on Darnley Island

POLICE are investigating an incident in which a man received serious injuries at Darnley Island early this morning.

Emergency services attended an address on Margau Road around 9.45am after receiving reports of a man falling approximately five metres from a balcony.

The 28-year-old suffered serious head and spinal injuries. He has been flown to the Thursday Island Hospital and remains in a critical condition.

Detectives from the Thursday Island Criminal Investigation Branch are conducting investigations, and a number of people who were in the vicinity at the time of the incident are currently speaking with police and assisting with their enquires.

Investigations to determine the cause of the incident are continuing.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.



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