Tourist injured after falling over stairs

MYLES HUME
Last updated 08:29 13/08/2014

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A 42-year old Australian tourist suffered head and back injuries after falling four metres in a drunken attempt to slide down stair railings.

Senior Sergeant Matthew Scoles said the man was rushed to Lakes District Hospital after plummeting on to tiles in an internal courtyard in Queenstown's Steamer Wharf building about 9pm.

Scoles said the man would have likely fallen backwards when he lost his balance trying to slide down the stair balustrade.

"It is a long way down, apparently someone else had just done it successfully before him," Scoles said.

"Recently before the fall, he was turned down from a pub due to intoxication, so that gives you an indication of how inebriated he was."

The man was still in hospital with serious head and back injuries this morning, Scoles said.

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