Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Nine-Story Plunge Ends With 'Big Wedgie'

Ouch. Hurts just reading this.
A WINDOW cleaner has escaped a nine-storey fall from a Gold Coast tower with a fractured arm - and a broken pelvis from the super "wedgie" from his harness.

Police said the incident happened next to the Surfers Paradise police station.

Witnesses, including police officers from the station, reported hearing a thud and seeing the man suspended limp in the air hanging from his harness.

The man, 20, an abseiler from Robina who cleans windows, fell about 25m until his feet hit an awning on the side of the Solaire building in Ferny Ave.

He appeared to have ankle injuries and was in a lot of pain, but he retained his sense of humour, telling co-workers that he had "a big wedgie" (from his harness).

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