A young man is lucky to be alive after falling from a downspout on the side of an Adelaide building, police say.
- A 22-year-old man has fallen more than two floors down from a building in Adelaide
- It is believed that he climbed up a downpipe on the side of the building before the pipe broke
- He suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries
The 22-year-old was seriously injured when the downpipe he was supposed to climb jumped around 2:30 p.m.
He fell about 12 feet from the building on the corner of King William Street and Clarence Place in the CBD, next to a construction site.
The man from the inner suburbs of Adelaide was rushed to the Royal Adelaide Hospital, but police said his condition was no longer considered life-threatening.
Police said he had been out with three friends in town that night before making the “foolish decision” to climb up the building.
Senior Constable Peta Squire said the incident was “potentially an accident”.