A man has died after falling from a cliff on the outskirts of Darwin’s CBD early this morning, Northern Territory police say.
- Emergency services were called to the Darwin Esplanade at about 4:00am
- A 29-year-old man was declared dead at the scene
- Police are urging people to be cautious if they’re near the cliff edge at night
Emergency services were called to the Darwin Esplanade at 4:00am after being told a person had fallen from the area.
A 29-year-old man was declared dead at the scene.
Some parts of the coastline along the esplanade have a sheer drop from a significant height, but sections are fenced off by railing.
The area is within walking distance from the CBD and the city’s nightlife precinct.
An NT Police spokesman said there was nothing to indicate suspicious circumstances or that the fall was a suicide.
“It is a timely reminder to everyone who visits the esplanade that the safety fences are there for a reason,” Superintendent Daniel Shean said.
“Please do not climb them and venture toward the cliff edge, especially at night when there is little to no light to assist in seeing where the edge is.”
Investigations are continuing and police will prepare a report for the coroner.