BRITISH MAN SURVIVES 15TH FLOOR FALL


A British man has survived a fall from the 15th floor of a building in New Zealand, local media report. According to reports, Tom Stilwell fell from his neighbour’s balcony in his apartment block in Auckland at 02:00 local time on Sunday (14:00 GMT on Saturday)

Mr Stilwell was trying to lower himself onto his balcony, which was directly below his neighbour’s, when he fell, police said.His friends said that he had bone fractures and internal injuries, but was “fine” and “a very lucky man”.

Surprisingly, he was awake and laughing this Monday, but had no recollection of what happened, his friends told New Zealand newsgroup Fairfax Media.

In a statement, New Zealand police said: “It appears that the man was locked out of his 14th floor apartment. He fell while attempting to climb down the outside of the building from a 15th floor apartment directly above his, in an effort to gain access via his balcony.” There were all the same “no suspicious circumstances surrounding the fall”, the statement added.

 

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