Teen Survives 16th-Floor Fall

A 15-year-old Australian fell from his families 16th-floor apartment balcony and lived.  A carpark roof appears to have broken his fall and likely is what saved his life.
He smashed through the carpark roof, cladding and metal webbing before dropping another two storeys to a concrete floor.

Building manager Jason Epps-Eades said the boy's luck became even more apparent when the site of impact was viewed from above - he fell into the middle of long-run roofing, in a spot which would provide the most cushioning. He also missed all of the concrete girders holding the roof up.

The teen did suffer major broken bones, internal injuries and wounds, but his mere survival is nothing short of a miracle.


Photo: Greg Bowker

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