Man hospitalised soon after woman fell to death from central Auckland apartment balcony

A man at the central Auckland apartment block where a woman fell to her death on Sunday was taken to hospital just after the incident.

Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Brand of Auckland City Police confirmed the man was at the Auckland Harbour Suites on Gore St during the early hours on Sunday.

"At the time, a man at the address was taken to hospital for an unrelated medical event," he said.

"He has since been discharged from hospital."

He added police enquiries have been completed and no further action is being taken.

The woman's death, which Brand said isn't being treated as suspicious and will be referred to the Coroner, occurred at about 3:30am on Sunday. 

Brad Morrow, a resident of the Gore St apartment block, told Newshub his partner woke to loud screaming at roughly this time.

The two had a clear view of the woman's body on the awning, Morrow said, with a pool of blood around her head.

He believes the victim fell from a ninth-floor apartment regularly used for partying, and claimed his partner had seen a number of young women in the elevator earlier in the night carrying alcoholic beverages.

Gore St, central Auckland.
Gore St, central Auckland. Photo credit: Google Maps

An earlier police statement said officers were called to the address at about 3:40am.

When emergency services arrived, paramedics scaled the awning and attempted to revive the woman, Morrow said. About 20 minutes later more screaming was heard as the alleged partygoers congregated outside the complex and the body was covered.

She was eventually removed at about 7:30am.

Morrow said among the noises of distress a woman may have shouted, "why did that happen to my sister".