The body of a man was found shortly after he plummeted 286 metres (938 feet) to his death from Sydney’s Centrepoint Tower on Sunday.
Emergency services were called at 7 p.m. after reports that someone had jumped from the Sydney Tower Eye Skywalk attraction, said a NSW Police Force spokeswoman, The Australian reported.
The spokeswoman said that inquiries into the death so far suggest that the death may be related to self-harm and that a report is being prepared for the coroner.
The man’s identity is currently unknown.
Four months ago, a 22-year old woman released herself from her safety harness and jumped off the Skywalk attraction at the top of Sydney Tower. Skywalk responded by saying that the walk requires the wearer to equip a belt that can be loosened by the wearer. Before going on the walk, all participants must sign a form stating that they will not free themselves from the harness, news.com.au reported.
Sydney Tower Eye Skywalk remains closed until further notice.
The observation deck at Sydney Tower was closed on Monday but reopened Tuesday. Staff had to redirect tourists to nearby lounges and the food court on Monday, with some tourists leaving instead, news.com.au reported.
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After the death of the 22-year old woman, Sydney Tower Eye developed a full body harness “designed to actively deter tampering” with third-party experts. They also reviewed the safety features of the clothing and changed the safety briefing given to customers, Fairfax reported.
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