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British tourist falls to death from Sydney lookout

A view of Sydney from North Head Park.
A view of Sydney from North Head Park. Image by Brian Giesen / CC BY 2.0

A 25-year-old British tourist fell to his death after climbing over a fence to get a better view from Sydney’s North Head Park. Gareth Jones, an experienced BASE jumper, was killed instantly after he slipped at the popular lookout point near Manly on Sunday morning and plunged about 90 metres onto rocks. Local police said the tragic accident should serve as a reminder to people to stay behind safety barriers. Read more: smh.com.au