Friday 30 September 2016

Irish miracle man fell 50 feet from balcony and survived

Cathal McMahon

Published 22/03/2016 | 17:36

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A Dublin man is recovering in hospital after falling from a fifth floor apartment at the weekend.

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The 26-year-old had been socialising with pals in ‘The Ramparts’ complex in Loughlinstown, South Dublin on Sunday afternoon.

Independent.ie has learned that shortly after 3pm he slipped and fell from the balcony, dropping 50 foot on to a hard surface.

Emergency services were called to the scene and the man was rushed to St Vincent’s Hospital in a critical condition.

Sources said he suffered back, leg and arm injuries. But incredibly he did not damage his head or brain.

The man, who is originally from Dun laoghaire, remains in St Vincent’s hospital where his condition is believed to be serious but stable.

Gardai were called to the scene but the incident is not being treated as suspicious. Equally it is not being treated as an attempt to self-harm.

A senior source explained: “This lad was just over at his friend’s house on Sunday afternoon. He slipped from the balcony and fell five floors.

“It is a miracle that he survived this. Nevertheless he suffered very serious injuries.”

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