A  19-year-old woman suffered life threatening injuries after she fell from a 4th floor balcony.

Ottawa Paramedics responded to a call at 2535 Othello Avenue around 2:41 a.m. Sunday.

On arrival, they found the woman at the bottom of a loading dock, after she had apparently fallen about 15 meters.

She suffered head and abdominal injuries and an open, fractured femur.

Paramedics treated her injuries on scene before she was rushed to hospital.

Investigators are working to determine the cause of fall.