14 Apr 2013

'Bucks' night ends in tragedy

1:59 pm on 14 April 2013

A night of pre-wedding celebrations ended with the death of a young groom-to-be after a fall in a Sydney city pub.

The groom was with mates at a hotel in The Rocks on Saturday night when it's believed he tried to slide down a staircase handrail between the second and third floors.

It's thought he lost his balance and fell backwards to the ground.

AAP reports emergency services found him unconscious at the bottom of the stairwell with severe head injuries. He died shortly after arriving at St Vincent's Hospital.

Police say the man's death is not thought to be suspicious at this stage.