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Man Dies After Falling From Hot Air Balloon In Melbourne

In a tragic incident this morning, a man lost his life after reportedly falling from a hot air balloon flying over Melbourne’s north-east. 

The incident unfolded at approximately 7:30am when emergency services were called to Albert Street in Preston following the discovery of the man’s body.

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It is believed that the man was riding in a hot air balloon at the time of the incident. 

The balloon made a safe landing at Yarra Bend Park after the incident.

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Authorities have initiated an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the man’s death. 

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Police are currently in the process of interviewing other occupants of the balloon as well as eyewitnesses to determine the circumstances of the incident.

A report will be revealed by police following the death of the man on Monday, 18 March.

As a result of the ongoing investigation, Albert Street in Preston remains closed between Wood Street and Murray Road. 

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