Heartbreaking video shows boy, 15, moments before fatal plunge from 35th floor hotel balcony

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By James Kay

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A heartbreaking video shows a 15-year-old boy singing and dancing just moments before his tragic death which has left his family searching for answers.

An exclusive report by News.com.au revealed that on the evening of March 14, Sydney teenager Tyler Mason filmed a video of himself smiling in the elevator of a luxury hotel.

Hours later, he was found dead after falling from a 35th-floor balcony of the Meriton Suites on George Street, Parramatta.

The police are treating the incident as a suicide, but Tyler’s grieving family is questioning the circumstances surrounding his tragic death, insisting they "don’t make sense."

Screenshot 2024-06-13 at 16.00.45.jpg15-year-old Tyler died after falling from a hotel room on the 35th floor. Credit: GoFundMe

Tyler had recently faced significant hardship. In late February, his mother died in a car accident in North Queensland. Despite his grief, Tyler’s aunt, Jo-Ellen Hall, a mental health nurse, said he was more angry than depressed.

“He was angry, yes. He wasn’t depressed though. He had gone back to school. He was talking about wanting to be a carpenter, about wanting to make his mum proud,” she told news.com.au.

The birthday party, attended by Tyler and five others, including minors, took place in a hotel room booked by an 18-year-old. Social media videos showed Tyler and a girl singing and dancing to Eminem’s 'Without Me'.

As the night progressed, Tyler consumed alcohol. Party attendees said he had two Vodka Cruisers and a Hennessy cognac and Coke.


“The police told me he had a low blood-alcohol reading and the kids in the room also said he only had a few drinks,” Hall stated.

By 10:00PM, Tyler was extremely unwell. One of the girls called an adult family friend, reporting that Tyler couldn’t move and was severely disoriented.

Tyler’s condition worsened. He vomited, lost control of his bladder, and was reportedly "frothing at the mouth."


Despite discussions about calling an ambulance, no help was summoned. Tyler was later placed in a shower to warm up and his soiled clothes were washed.

By 11:00PM, Tyler was lying naked on a couch, covered with a towel.

Loud arguments and allegations of physical altercations marked the room. At 11:28PM, Tyler fell from the balcony. Emergency services found his body on a podium level several stories above the street.

Tyler’s family remains unconvinced by the suicide narrative.

Hall expressed disbelief, citing the chaotic events and Tyler’s deteriorating state. “How does someone go from so intoxicated they are unconscious to being able to climb over a balcony railing and jump in an hour? It doesn’t make sense.”

Hall was informed on March 15 that Tyler had taken his own life, a conclusion she struggles to accept.

“There are so many inconsistencies with the versions of events, with the timeline and what happened when. I believe he was overdosing on something. No one called an ambulance. I just don’t believe he killed himself,” she said.


Hall has started a GoFundMe campaign to hire a lawyer to represent the family’s interests and uncover the truth behind Tyler’s death.

Our thoughts are with Tyler's loved ones at this difficult time.

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or visit 988lifeline.org.
Featured image credit: GoFundMe

Heartbreaking video shows boy, 15, moments before fatal plunge from 35th floor hotel balcony

vt-author-image

By James Kay

Article saved!Article saved!

A heartbreaking video shows a 15-year-old boy singing and dancing just moments before his tragic death which has left his family searching for answers.

An exclusive report by News.com.au revealed that on the evening of March 14, Sydney teenager Tyler Mason filmed a video of himself smiling in the elevator of a luxury hotel.

Hours later, he was found dead after falling from a 35th-floor balcony of the Meriton Suites on George Street, Parramatta.

The police are treating the incident as a suicide, but Tyler’s grieving family is questioning the circumstances surrounding his tragic death, insisting they "don’t make sense."

Screenshot 2024-06-13 at 16.00.45.jpg15-year-old Tyler died after falling from a hotel room on the 35th floor. Credit: GoFundMe

Tyler had recently faced significant hardship. In late February, his mother died in a car accident in North Queensland. Despite his grief, Tyler’s aunt, Jo-Ellen Hall, a mental health nurse, said he was more angry than depressed.

“He was angry, yes. He wasn’t depressed though. He had gone back to school. He was talking about wanting to be a carpenter, about wanting to make his mum proud,” she told news.com.au.

The birthday party, attended by Tyler and five others, including minors, took place in a hotel room booked by an 18-year-old. Social media videos showed Tyler and a girl singing and dancing to Eminem’s 'Without Me'.

As the night progressed, Tyler consumed alcohol. Party attendees said he had two Vodka Cruisers and a Hennessy cognac and Coke.


“The police told me he had a low blood-alcohol reading and the kids in the room also said he only had a few drinks,” Hall stated.

By 10:00PM, Tyler was extremely unwell. One of the girls called an adult family friend, reporting that Tyler couldn’t move and was severely disoriented.

Tyler’s condition worsened. He vomited, lost control of his bladder, and was reportedly "frothing at the mouth."


Despite discussions about calling an ambulance, no help was summoned. Tyler was later placed in a shower to warm up and his soiled clothes were washed.

By 11:00PM, Tyler was lying naked on a couch, covered with a towel.

Loud arguments and allegations of physical altercations marked the room. At 11:28PM, Tyler fell from the balcony. Emergency services found his body on a podium level several stories above the street.

Tyler’s family remains unconvinced by the suicide narrative.

Hall expressed disbelief, citing the chaotic events and Tyler’s deteriorating state. “How does someone go from so intoxicated they are unconscious to being able to climb over a balcony railing and jump in an hour? It doesn’t make sense.”

Hall was informed on March 15 that Tyler had taken his own life, a conclusion she struggles to accept.

“There are so many inconsistencies with the versions of events, with the timeline and what happened when. I believe he was overdosing on something. No one called an ambulance. I just don’t believe he killed himself,” she said.


Hall has started a GoFundMe campaign to hire a lawyer to represent the family’s interests and uncover the truth behind Tyler’s death.

Our thoughts are with Tyler's loved ones at this difficult time.

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or visit 988lifeline.org.
Featured image credit: GoFundMe