King’s College student back home after 16-storey plunge

July 31st, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI  

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Wellington, July 31 (ANI): A King’s College boy who survived
a 16-storey fall with little more than a broken arm has been discharged from
the hospital and is eager to get back to school.

A week after a carpark roof broke his 50m fall from the
Proximity Apartments in Manukau City, the 15-year-old is out of hospital.

King’s chaplain Warner Wilder said the Year 10 student was
in great spirits and dubbed his survival “an absolute miracle” after
a horrific year for the college.

“He’s bubbling, he really is,” the New Zealand
Herald quoted Wilder as saying.

“He would like to be back at school next week but it’s
going to be a week or two,” he said.

Proximity building manager Jason Epps-Eades said the family
had asked for privacy during the recovery.

“I must say when it first happened I wondered what God
was doing and then I suddenly realised he performed a real miracle,”
Wilder said.

Yesterday, the teenage survivor’s friends
expressed their relief via social networking site Facebook with: “Welcome
back bro”, “the wolfpack missed you pal” and “Welcome back!
D hope your feeling alot better”. (ANI)

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