Dating app user sought after life-threatening balcony fall, NSW

Detectives investigating a life-threatening fall from a Surry Hills balcony last weekend, are seeking a potential witness they believe may have met the victim earlier that day via a dating app, NSW Police say.

Just before 4pm on Sunday 4 November 2018, police from the Surry Hills Police Area Command were called to a unit block in Brisbane Street where a man had fallen three floors from a balcony onto a ground-floor patio, impaling himself on a table leg.

The 37-year-old Swedish/American National remains in a critical condition in the intensive care unit at St Vincent’s Hospital.

Surry Hills detectives believe the 37-year-old man had earlier met up with another man in the unit via a dating app.

They are appealing for that man to contact police as they believe he may have information crucial to their inquiries. Detectives have now released images of a man they believe can assist with their inquiries. He is described as Middle Eastern/Mediterranean appearance with a slim build, dark hair, and at the time was wearing a dark t-shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone who may know this man, or has information about the incident, is urged to contact police via Crime Stoppers.

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