Australian diplomat dies after falling from balcony


Julian Simpson, 30, Australian diplomat has died after accidentally falling from his balcony in New York City while drinking with friends.

Julian Simpson, 30, the second secretary to the Australian Mission to the United Nations, died in the early hours of this morning when he fell from a 7th floor balcony to a 2nd floor landing at his apartment on Clinton Street in Manhattan

According to media reports he, his wife and several friends had been drinking when Mr Simpson sat on the balcony railing and accidentally lost his balance.