Tragedy as teenager Bailey Jones ‘falls on knife’ in freak fatal accident at Bomaderry, NSW South Coast
A man who died after reportedly falling on a knife in a freak accident on NSW’s South Coast has been identified as a loving teenager who only recently celebrated his 18th birthday.
Bailey Jones, 18, died of a knife wound to the chest on Friday night in what appears to be a drunken stunt that took a fatal turn.
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Police say Jones suffered a single stab wound to the chest while at a small party with friends at a Bomaderry home about 7pm.
7NEWS understands the teenagers inside the home made several frantic triple-0 calls to police saying Jones had accidentally fallen onto a large knife but no one could explain how or why it happened.
Police sources told The Daily Telegraph people at the party reported seeing Jones trip and stumble onto the weapon while playing with it in the driveway.
Neighbours told 7NEWS they heard a ruckus before police arrived.
Emergency crews treated Jones at the scene and rushed him in a critical condition to Shoalhaven Hospital, where he later died.
Homicide detectives are now trying to piece together how the tragedy unfolded.
Detective Inspector Ian Griffin said police had seized a knife to be forensically examined.
He said it was too soon to tell whether Jones’s death was malicious or accidental, but said all people involved in the evening are cooperating with police
“It’s a terrible set of circumstances but there’s certainly nothin in our investigation that should concern the community, and we will continue to try to find out what has occurred,” he said on Saturday.
“It’s too early to speculate at this time, but our eyes are open to all possibilities.”
Jones’ devastated mother Carol told 7NEWS she is in “shock” over the tragedy.
The teenager celebrated his 18th birthday just months ago and is being remembered as a lover of rugby league and his family.
Friends have taken to social media to pay tribute to Jones, saying the teenager was “taken too soon”.
“My heart is broken. Forever in our hearts,” another said.
Anyone with information, dash cam or CCTV images taken in the a rea of the party at 7pm Saturday are urged to contact police.
– With Annie Pullar
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