Woman Dies After Jumping From Sydney’s Centrepoint Tower

Edit: An earlier version of this story reported that a man had died based on available information. This has been corrected.

A woman has reportedly died by suicide after jumping off the Centrepoint Tower in Sydney this afternoon.

The woman had been on the ‘Skywalk Experience’, a tour that takes visitors around the outside of the tower, when witnesses said she removed her harness and jumped.

At around 2:45PM, police confirmed the woman’s death on the corner of Castlereagh and Market Street.

Police are not treating the death as suspicious.

At 3:42PM, the tower otherwise known as Sydney Tower Eye, announced they had temporarily closed their observation deck and restaurant until further notice.

Before confirmation, nearby pedestrians turned to Twitter to note the heavy police presence surrounding the building, including a helicopter. Pitt Street had also been closed off to the public following the incident.

Paramedics are assisting police and providing support to witnesses in shock.

Those seeking support and or information about suicide prevention can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14,  Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 or Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800