Teen dies after fall from height at Orchard Gateway

A teenager apparently fell from the 4th floor of Orchard Gateway.
A teenager apparently fell from the 4th floor of Orchard Gateway.

UPDATE at 7.45pm: Police confirmed that the male was 17 years old and has passed away.

CLARIFICATION: SCDF said earlier that the male was in his 50s. But SCDF later clarified that he was not in his 50s.

A 17-year-old boy died after falling from height at Orchard Gateway on Friday afternoon (24 February).

Passers-by were seen trying to revive him shortly after he fell. A hole can be seen on the 4th level of the mall.

Singapore Civil Defence Force officers and paramedics arrived at the scene and attended to the teenager. They were seen leaving with him on a stretcher while still performing CPR on him. SCDF said he was conveyed to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

The police said in a statement that on Friday at about 4.03pm, they were alerted to a case of a fall from height at 227 Orchard Road.

“Upon arrival, a 17-year-old man was found lying motionless on the ground. He was unconscious when he was conveyed to Tan Tock Seng Hospital. The man passed away in hospital subsequently. Police are investigating the unnatural death,” the statement said.

A hole can be seen on the 4th level of Orchard Gateway.
A hole can be seen on the 4th level of Orchard Gateway.

One witness at the scene said that she was having a meal when the incident happened.

Andrea Heng, a 32-year-old freelance copywriter, said, “I was eating at 4 Fingers when I heard a loud bang and then some people shouting. I came out the restaurant with my friend and saw this man lying on the ground.

“He wasn’t moving at first and then started convulsing and coughing up blood.”

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