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Man survives 4-storey fall from balcony

2012-05-10 09:04

Welkom - A man has survived a four-storey fall in Welkom, Free State paramedics said on Thursday.

"The man was found at the foot of the apartment building and in severe pain," ER24 spokesperson Andre Visser said in a statement.

Paramedics said they did not know what caused the man's fall from a balcony shortly after 20:00 on Wednesday.

He was treated at the scene for a broken right leg, facial injuries and suspected back and neck injuries, and taken to a local hospital.

Comments
  • Gichumz - 2012-05-10 10:16

    South africas Bruce lee

      Squeegee - 2012-05-10 10:57

      SA's Bounce Lee.

  • Jamie - 2012-05-10 10:46

    "Paramedics said they did not know what caused the man's fall" - medics, not scientists. Gravity.

      Matthew - 2012-05-10 10:51

      lmao, Touchee my friend! =P

      npretorius2 - 2012-05-10 11:07

      Only 3 things cause a fall, Gravity, Alcohol or Depression

      Marion - 2012-05-10 11:56

      @npretorius2 - or sitting on a balcony wall and suddenly getting a major case of vertigo...

      louis.langenhoven - 2012-05-10 12:10

      don't forget sheep stupidity

  • npretorius2 - 2012-05-10 11:04

    There is a four story building in Welkom?

  • Stirrer - 2012-05-10 11:06

    It's not difficult to survive a fall from any height. It's the sudden stop at the end that may kill you.

  • MeAgain - 2012-05-10 11:22

    Didn't know there were buildings that high in Welkom...

  • Marion - 2012-05-10 11:57

    Sorry you fell off the balcony but happy to hear that you have survived. Hope that your injuries are not too serious.

  • Tamaranui - 2012-05-10 12:00

    Lucky as,

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