An overseas tourist has died after falling through a skylight at a Catholic church on the Gold Coast.
The 23-year-old was with five other men on the roof of St Vincent’s Catholic Church at Surfers Paradise at about 2:00am when he fell about 10 metres, police said.
Paramedics could not revive the man.
The church was declared a crime scene and Sunday’s services were cancelled.
Police said the death was the result of misadventure and they would prepare a report for the coroner.
Acting Inspector Brendan Wiblen said police were “conducting a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances of this incident”.
Warren Kinne, a visiting priest who works for the parish, said he was turning people away on Sunday because services had been suspended.
“Whatever they were doing on the roof I don’t know but falling through to his death is very sad for the family.”
“We’ll pray for them.”
Detectives have interviewed five men aged between 19 and 31 from south-east Queensland and Western Australia.
One of the men was taken to hospital with a head injury.