The woman reportedly threatened to self-harm before plunging from the tower
Terrified witnesses described how the “agitated” woman fell from the iconic Centrepoint Tower in Sydney.
Reports suggested that the woman, described as “middle-aged”, had threatened self-harm before she jumped and landed on the canopy below.
She was killed instantly in what police inspector Robert Winkler described as a “very traumatic” incident.
He added: "The situation appears to be a self-harm related matter.
"As a result there was a large-scale response from police and emergency services.”
The Skywalk experience is a 45-minute guided tour around the outside of the Sydney Tower, which is the Aussie city’s highest building.
People walk along a glass-bottomed walkway while hooked up to a safety harness.
One witness named Chris, who was inside the fourth-floor observation deck at the time, described the chaotic aftermath.
He said: “I walked over to my friends who seemed pretty grim and asked them what happened.
"They said they had just seen a woman fall.
“One of my friends said she saw her falling right in front of her face.
“I asked if she had a parachute and she said 'no'.”
The witness added: "Nothing was happening in the observation deck for a little while afterwards, most people had no idea what happened.
"I started seeing some people in suits come up to the deck – I am assuming they were managers or supervisors.
“Then the group that was up there with her on the Skywalk came down to the observation deck.
"They were an old couple, a little girl, and a few other people.
“The little girl was crying, and the rest of the people seemed to be in shock.”
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