Man survives plunge from 15th floor in New Zealand

Jun 17, 2013, 12:41 IST | Agencies

A man was recovering in a hospital today after surviving a plunge from the 15th floor of his New Zealand apartment building

Police said the 20-year-old man discovered he was locked out of his 14th floor unit in the Volt Apartment building in downtown Auckland at about 2 am (local time) Sunday. 

He decided to try and scale down the outside of the building from an apartment directly above his. Police said he was trying to land on his balcony when he fell, landing on the roof of an adjacent building far below. He was at first listed in critical condition but had improved today to a satisfactory condition.

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