Fire and Rescue teams arrive at the apartment block. Picture: Gordon McComiskie
Fire and Rescue teams arrive at the apartment block. Picture: Gordon McComiskie

Teenager fights for life after 11-storey fall

A TEENAGER is fighting for his life after falling from an eleven-storey apartment building in western Sydney overnight.

At around 12.45am, emergency services received reports of a serious fall on George St, Parramatta.

The 18-year-old fell from an apartment window onto a landing 10 metres below. Picture: Gordon McComiskie
The 18-year-old fell from an apartment window onto a landing 10 metres below. Picture: Gordon McComiskie

They arrived to find an 18-year-old had fallen from an apartment window onto a landing 10 metres below.

A two-hour recovery operation was conducted to save the teenager, who suffered significant head injuries in the fall.

Two fire crews, four ambulances and six police units were involved.

The teenager is stretchered into an ambulance in an induced coma. Picture: Gordon McComiskie
The teenager is stretchered into an ambulance in an induced coma. Picture: Gordon McComiskie
Police and emergency service outside the Meriton Apartments on George Street, Parramatta. Picture: Gordon McComiskie
Police and emergency service outside the Meriton Apartments on George Street, Parramatta. Picture: Gordon McComiskie

 

The teenager is loaded into a waiting ambulance. Picture: Gordon McComiskie
The teenager is loaded into a waiting ambulance. Picture: Gordon McComiskie

 

The victim’s friends sit stunned outside the foyer of the building. Picture: Gordon McComiskie
The victim’s friends sit stunned outside the foyer of the building. Picture: Gordon McComiskie

The Daily Telegraph observed the victim's friends sitting stunned outside the foyer of the building.

The man was taken to Westmead Hospital by NSW Ambulance paramedics where he remains in a serious condition.

A NSW Police forensic team was seen entering the apartment where the fall occurred.

It is understood that investigations are ongoing.



Servo of the future to be built on Bruce Hwy near Gympie

premium_icon Servo of the future to be built on Bruce Hwy near Gympie

The roadhouse will be the first of its kind in Queensland

Nine Aussie women killed in October: Where is the outrage?

premium_icon Nine Aussie women killed in October: Where is the outrage?

October has been hell for women in Australia.

What about me? The Aussie anthem more of us are singing

premium_icon What about me? The Aussie anthem more of us are singing

Things are unfair and getting more unfair every day

Local Partners