Wednesday 13 November 2019

Irish teen rescued from air vent after trying to gain entry into nightclub on Australia's Gold Coast

Australia, Queensland, Gold Coast, Surfer's Paradise, elevated view
Australia, Queensland, Gold Coast, Surfer's Paradise, elevated view
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

An Irish teenager who got stuck in an air vent and had to be rescued by emergency services will appear in court in Australia today.

The 18-year-old was allegedly trying to gain access to a night club - having earlier been refused entry by bouncers - when he became stuck in the vent.

The teenager, who has not been named by police, has been charged with entering a premises after being refused entry, attempting to enter a premises after being refused entry, wilful damage and trespass.

The incident is alleged to have happened at a night club in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast in Queensland.

The man will appear before Southport Magistrates Court this morning.

Queensland Police said they were called to the night club at around 1.30am local time after receiving reports that a man was stuck in an air vent.

In a statement a police spokesperson said: “Police will allege that the man became wedged in the roof cavity while trying to gain unauthorised access to the club after he was refused entry by door security.

“Damage was caused to a glass door and the plaster board of the roof during the incident.

“Emergency services attended to free him, before he was arrested by police.”

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