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March - Man survives fall from fourth floor

A 31-YEAR-OLD Poprad resident got a second lease on life in mid-March when he survived a fall from the fourth floor without any serious injuries.

A 31-YEAR-OLD Poprad resident got a second lease on life in mid-March when he survived a fall from the fourth floor without any serious injuries.

Neighbours called the emergency services after they heard noises coming from a tree next to an eight-storey apartment block. They assumed that somebody had jumped from the window, the SITA newswire wrote.

“When we arrived at the scene, a police patrol was already there,” said Silvia Zemková, the head of the rescue team sent from the Poprad Emergency Medical Service. “A barefoot young man in a sweater and jeans was standing between two policemen, looking a bit addled and clearly intoxicated.”

The man did not complain about any pain. He told the police and the emergency workers that he had neither wanted to jump from the window nor to harm himself.

“The evergreen below the apartment window probably broke the man’s fall,” said Zemková. “He only had scratches on his back.”

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