Durban man breaks both arms in plunge from building

2016-11-28 18:34
Rescuers attending to the injured man (Supplied).

Rescuers attending to the injured man (Supplied).

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Durban - A Durban man had to be rescued from the roof of a railway platform after he jumped from a balcony and broke both his arms while running away from two other men on Sunday.

Police search and rescue technicians helped the man, who plunged from a mezzanine level onto the platform roof while being pursued.

Rescuers rushed to the scene to attend to the man who was unable to get down, having broken both his arms in the fall.

It is understood that the man had been running along the mezzanine level of Durban's Warwick Station when he jumped from the balcony in an effort to evade those who were chasing him.

It was not immediately clear why he was being chased.

Officers used a ladder to reach the man.

In addition to broken arms, the man sustained significant facial trauma.

He was placed into a Stokes rescue basket and then carefully lowered to the platform below by firefighters and police officers.

He was transported to Durban's Addington Hospital for further treatment.  

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