20 Oct 2012

Vegas death accidental: coroner

2:02 pm on 20 October 2012

A US coroner has found the death of AFL Port Adelaide player John McCarthy in Las Vegas last month was accidental.

Assistant coroner in Clark County, Nevada John Frydenberg said McCarthy died from injuries sustained in an accidental fall.

"We ruled the cause of death as multiple injuries due to a fall from height and the manner of death is accidental," he told AAP on Saturday.

He would not say whether or not alcohol or drugs were found in McCarthy's system.

AAP reports McCarthy, 22, fell to his death at the Flamingo casino and hotel complex at about 5.40am on 9 September. The Flamingo was not the hotel where he was staying.