A teenager who reportedly died after falling on a knife on the NSW South Coast was identified as Bailey Jones, who only celebrated his 18th birthday last week. He reportedly died after suffering a knife wound to the chest during a drunken stunt.
According to police, Jones was at a party at a Bomaderry home with his friends when he suddenly died after suffering a single stab wound to the chest. Multiple calls to the police were made by the teenagers inside the house, who claimed that Jones had accidentally fallen on a large knife.
According to the Daily Telegraph, people at the party said that Jones tripped and fell onto the knife while he was playing with it in the driveway. Emergency services were then called to the house and attended to Jones, who was taken to the local hospital in a critical condition.
After Jones’ death, homicide detectives were called in to investigate the incident. Detective Inspector Ian Griffin of the local police said that they were still trying to determine what happened during the incident. He noted that it was too early to tell if the death was accidental or malicious. However, he said that everyone involved in the incident was co-operating with the police.
At this time, it’s too early to tell if the death was intentional or accidental. However, his mother, Carol, said that she was in shock and was struggling to come to terms with the incident. Jones was a passionate rugby league fan who only celebrated his 18th birthday earlier this year. His friends have also paid tribute to him on social media.
One of his friends said that his heart was broken. Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact the police. The police also asked for the help of dashcam footage and CCTV images from the area where the party was held.