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  1. #1
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    Feb 2005

    Man survives fall from 17th floor

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A man crashed through a double-paned window in a hotel on Saturday and plummeted 16 floors - but survived when he was caught by a roof overhang.

    Joshua S. Hanson, 29, of Blair, Wis., was taken to a hospital. Police and fire officials said he had multiple broken bones and internal injuries.

    The man must have "an angel on his shoulder or something," said police Lt. Dale Barsness. "He's a lucky guy."

    According to a police report, Hanson and two friends returned from a night of drinking at about 1:30 a.m Saturday. When the elevator reached the 17th floor, Hanson ran down a short hallway toward a floor-to-ceiling window, Barsness said.

    He apparently lost his balance and crashed through the glass, then fell 300 feet, landing on the roof overhang one floor up from the street.

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2006
    While I'm glad he survived, I hadn't heard the drinking/partying part till now. Assumed it was a worker or something. Hopefully he recovers fully. But he's an idiot.

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