US man’s 9th floor suicide bid lands him in pile of uncollected rubbish

January 4th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Jan 4 (ANI): A man in the US, who leapt from his ninth-floor New York apartment in an apparent suicide bid, has survived after he landed on a pile of rubbish left uncollected due to the recent snow storm.

Vangelis Icapatos, 26, who was wearing just his pyjamas, plunged 100ft from his building on West 45th Street and landed on his back.

He was taken to Bellvue Hospital, where his condition is said to be stable, after the rubbish broke his fall.

“I can’t believe the garbage broke his fall. I guess the trash saved the guy,” the Daily Mail quoted the man’s neighbour Ingrid Suprock, 26, as telling the New York Post.

A police spokesman added: “He landed on a garbage pile - that’s the only reason he’s alive.” (ANI)

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