Critical incident declared after woman falls from balcony - Newcastle

Sunday, 05 February 2023 04:14:22 PM

A critical incident investigation has been launched after a woman was injured in Newcastle today.

About 6.20am (Sunday 5 February 2023), police were called to Shortland Esplande, Newcastle, following reports a woman was on a balcony.

Officers attached to Newcastle City Police District attended and attempted to communicate with the 45-year-old before she fell.

The woman was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics, before being taken to hospital in a serious but stable condition.

A crime scene was established with a critical incident team from Lake Macquarie Police District investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

That investigation will be subject to an independent review.