27 Jul 2014

Tourist who fell from hotel balcony dies

4:19 pm on 27 July 2014

A 19-year-old tourist from Sydney, who fell from a Queenstown hotel balcony early on Thursday morning, has died.

Police say the man, from Paddington, fell about 10 metres onto a concrete carpark.

They say he was staying at the hotel with four male friends and had been drinking alcohol.

He was flown to Dunedin Hospital by helicopter.

A Dunedin Hospital spokesperson said the young man died about midnight on Saturday.

Members of his family were with him.