Boy survives falling off balcony after bouncing off palm trees


A four-year-old boy had a lucky escape after falling from a 17th floor hotel balcony only to bounce off palm trees and land with minor injuries.

Rescuers found Joey Williams still alive after he bounced off a cluster of palm trees and landed on a dirt surface near the hotel’s swimming pool.
Apart from surviving the 80ft fall he somehow managed to land between two pipes jutting up from the ground

Less than four hours after the fall at his hotel in Miami, Florida, he was sitting up in bed eating chips and drinking.
Lt Ignatius Carroll, a spokesman for Miami Fire Rescue, said it was “amazing” the boy was still alive.
“I’ve seen people die after falling 30 feet, but this boy fell up to 80ft,” he said.
“He looked to be in pretty good shape. He wasn’t all banged up like we expected.”
Joey was with his parents and grandparents at the Doubletree hotel in Miami when the incident occurred on Saturday.
His grandfather Jerry Unawich said the youngster had been chasing a balloon in the hotel room.
When the balloon drifted out on the balcony his grandson chased after it and is believed to have climbed over the railing surrounding the balcony.
Williams landed by the hotel’s pool on the 10th floor of the building in Miami, Florida.
“There are no broken bones and doctors told us everything is fine,” said Unawich.
” No bleeding internally. We were truly blessed that God was there with him.”
– News Story

Advertisements

1 Response so far »

  1. 1

    Ammara said,

    oh wowzer!
    lucky sod 😐


Comment RSS · TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: