Coroner issues warning in Australia after man dies from balcony fall while using LSD, MDMA

TVNZ One News 10 November 2020
Family First Comment: A perfect (and very sad) example of the failures of pill testing.
Pill testing does not – and cannot – guarantee that the drug being taken will not cause any physical or mental harm or death to the individual consumer. It also cannot account for the individual’s physiological response to each drug.

An Australian coroner has warned of the dangers of recreational drugs after a 24-year-old man fell to his death from a seventh floor balcony at a Cairns resort.

Seth Luhrs checked in at the hotel with friends to party and go nightclubbing over the 2018 Easter weekend.

But in the early hours of Sunday morning, he died from multiple injuries suffered in the fall onto a metal awning after consuming LSD and MDMA the previous evening, coroner Nerida Wilson said in her published findings today.

“I find that Seth was suffering the effects of hallucinogenic and psychoactive drugs when he walked onto the balcony of room 709 at the Rydges Esplanade Resort just prior to 1.30am on 1 April 2018,” she said.

Wilson found the fall was not aided, assisted or caused or encouraged by any other person.

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