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Victorian man hospitalised after falling from Cairns hotel quarantine balcony

A Victorian man has ended up in a Queensland hospital after falling from his hotel balcony allegedly in a bid to escape COVID-19 quarantine.

The 29-year-old man was placed into quarantine at the Pacific Hotel in Cairns after arriving on Friday morning.

He tried to leave the hotel by “scaling the outside of the building”, police said in a statement to 7NEWS.

“A gentleman did try to climb out of the balcony that they were on and then fell,” Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said.

The fall caused him minor injuries to his legs.

A Victorian man has been injured in a fall from the balcony of his Cairns hotel during quarantine. Credit: 7NEWS

He was taken to Cairns hospital in a stable condition.

7NEWS filmed him clutching cowboy-style boots as he was wheeled into an ambulance.

Police investigations continue.

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