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Dog survives balcony fall

A man and his dog fell four storeys from a unit block on Pittwater Road in Dee Why last night, 7.45pm, 24 February.

We are not in a position to report further on the man’s condition. Police investigations now indicate the fall, which was very public, was self-harm related, and there is a possibility the 55 year old is linked to other public disturbances earlier in the week.

We remind readers in distress to please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14, and to contact 000 in any life-threatening emergency.

The emergency response at Dee Why last night. Photo: Northern Beaches On the Scene

But many readers were also concerned for the welfare of the dog that also fell 10-15 metres alongside.

Northside Emergency Veterinary Service (NEVS) Clinical Manager Dr Heather Russell has confirmed the dog has survived.


“The dog is in a stable condition at NEVS. He has not fractured anything, nor has any internal injuries. He’s receiving lots of cuddles as he’s missing his owner and very quiet. But otherwise ok.“

The dog name and breed will be withheld for now. He is one of a pair.

Dr Heather Russell from NEVS.

The team at NEVS asks that the public please refrain from contacting the veterinary hospital for updates or to offer help as the team are incredibly busy with sick animals and the dog’s care is being managed.

We will provide an update on the dog later in the week for all concerned.

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