Boy falls 16 floors - and survives
A 15-year-old boy has survived with minor injuries after falling 16-storeys from the balcony of his family’s apartment
The New Zealand Herald said the teenager fell about 50 metres off the balcony.
He dropped through a carpark roof that may have broken his fall before he hit the concrete floor.
Another tenant raised the alarm after seeing the boy fall past his window.
The newspaper said medical experts were amazed that the boy survived as few people managed to live if they plunged from more than 5 storeys.
The teenager was described as in a stable condition in an Auckland hospital with a broken wrist, broken rib, gashed leg and internal injuries.
“God must have been with him. He’s got an angel looking after him, that’s for sure,” commented housekeeper Kaa Wehi, who was working in the building at the time.