Family of teen who fell to his death ask Queenslanders to pay tribute
The family of Brisbane teen Cian English, who fell to his death from a Gold Coast high-rise balcony while trying to escape three armed robbers, want Queenslanders to light a candle to pay their respects.
Mr English, 19, has been named as the victim and three young men – Jason Ryan Knowles, 22, Hayden Paul Kratzmann, 20, and Lachlan Paul Soper-Lagas, 18 – have each been charged with murder.
Mr English’s body was found about 3.15am by a passer-by at the foot of the View Avenue building at Surfers Paradise.
Police say the teenager was trying to escape being robbed by the three men at knifepoint when he fell to his death from the fourth floor of the hotel.