Aussie Footballer's Death in Vegas
The unfortunate accidental death this week of Port Adelaide AFL footballer, John McCarthy, has left many in the AFL and far-wider community deeply saddened and bewildered.
McCarthy was enjoying time off on an end of season retreat to Las Vegas with the Port Adelaide Football Club when tragedy struck as he plunged 9 metres to his death from the roof of the Flamingo Hotel and Casino - a hotel more than 4 kilometres from where his group where checked in.
Authorities are still investigating the moments that lead to the event but have found no evidence so far to suggest foul play. The Las Vegas coroner’s office is yet to identify a formal cause of death even with CCTV footage available. There has also been speculation that McCarthy may have been attempting to climb one of the palm trees that line the south driveway of the hotel.
McCarthy spoke to his partner on the phone hours before the incident where he was said to have sounded confused, distressed and wanted to return home.
Lifebroker, the official Life Insurance partner of the AFL and co-major sponsor of the GWS Giants sends its condolences and sincere regards to the family and friends of McCarthy.