Man critical after 5-storey plunge

2012-05-11 07:38

Johannesburg - A man was seriously injured after he fell from a fifth-storey window in Sandton, Johannesburg early on Friday morning, paramedics said.

"The paramedics arrived to find him lying on the ground with witnesses explaining that the man's apartment had also been engulfed in flames," ER24 spokesperson Vanessa Jackson said.

After a fall from that height paramedics were shocked to find the 28-year-old man alive at 03:30, Jackson said.

"Paramedics placed him on life saving equipment and treated him for his injuries which included multiple broken bones, internal injuries and a severe head injury."

He was transported to the Charoltte Maxeke Academic Hospital where he remained in a critical condition, Jackson said.

Jackson said the reason why the man jumped or fell from the window would be investigated.


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