A 37-year-old American man is in critical condition at a hospital in Sydney, Australia. Apparently after falling from a third-floor balcony and impaling himself on a table leg.
The name of the man has not been released, however, works and lives in Sydney. The incident happened on November 4, after inviting a man who according to police has a“Middle Eastern/Mediterranean appearance with dark hair and a slim build and dark hair.”
Security cameras in the building show an unidentified man entering the apartment complex carrying just a cell phone, but leaving with a black duffle bag.
Police took to Facebook with footage this week hoping anyone with information to please contact local authorities.
“We seek the public’s help and assistance to try to establish the person depicted in that imagery,” Detective Superintendent Gavin Wood says.
“That person is a witness. He’s a person that we think can shed significant light on the circumstances around the fall.”
At this time police believe the man was not pushed but jumped voluntarily, however, they still have unanswered questions.
Wood adds: “For a young 37-year-old man to be in the prime of his life to be in an induced coma in a critical condition in a country he wasn’t born into, it’s horrific in anyone’s language.”
“It’s our job to work hard and establish why it’s happened. But in terms of the enormity of it, I don’t think it gets much worse.”
Police are also urging people to use extreme caution when using hookup apps.
“Know who you are meeting, where you’re meeting them, what their intentions are and perhaps establish some safeguards beforehand such as providing close friends with those details,” he says.