The woman who leapt from a roof onto the roof of an apartment building in Sydney’s east early on Wednesday was wearing a pink jumpsuits, police said.
A witness, who declined to be named, said the woman, dressed in a pink dress, climbed over the railing on the roof and began running towards the apartment block.
“I thought she was a bit drunk,” she said.
“She climbed up the railing and I just saw her jump out of the way.
She got on the balcony and ran out onto the street.”
The witness said the man who saw the woman on the rooftop had jumped down to help her and that he was “very calm”.
“It’s very sad because she was obviously in distress,” she told AAP.
Officers were called to the scene and took the woman to the nearby hospital.
Police have issued an urgent appeal for anyone with information to come forward.
Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.