Australian couple still in hospital after fall from wall

Andrijana Biskup, a spokeswoman for Dubrovnik-Neretva County police, told local news station Dubrovacka televizija at the weekend the man, 34, and woman, 26, had been cuddling or kissing when the fall occurred.

She said the man had a blood alcohol reading of just over 0.2 and the woman’s BAC was 0.3 when they fell.

The wall where the incident occurred is near the entrance to Dubrovnik’s Old Town, also known as Pile Gate. The area also contains a number of restaurants popular with tourists to the medieval city.

Restaurant owners contacted by this masthead on Monday said they knew only what they had read in local media about the accident and referred all inquiries to police.

Dubrovnik Police were contacted for comment.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said consular assistance was being provided to the two injured Australians.

“Owing to our privacy obligations we are unable to provide further comment,” she said.

Consular assistance offered to travellers abroad can include liaison with or visits to local hospitals, local authorities, and assistance communicating with family members or contacts.

Consular staff cannot provide medical services or medications, pay for medical costs or query treatment on behalf of Australians overseas.

Hospital nursing staff contacted by this masthead on Monday confirmed the two Australians were being treated but said they were unable to disclose further details due to privacy rules.

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