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East Kilbride Residents Witness Fall
Residents of a quiet Brancumhall street looked on in horror as a man fell from a third-floor balcony.
Shocked witnesses said the 32-year-old was heard shouting ‘I’m going to jump’ as he climbed over the balcony of the four-storey block of flats in Caithness Road.
However, horrified onlookers said he began pleading for help as he gripped onto the railings before plunging to the ground.
Fearing for his life, neighbours rushed to the man’s aid after he fell onto his back and they quickly alerted the emergency services.
Police, ambulance and fire crews arrived at the scene at around 10pm on Friday.
He was rushed to Hairmyres Hospital where he is undergoing treatment for a broken hip.
A neighbour, who watched the drama unfold from his bedroom window, said: “I heard the shouting and I couldn’t believe it when I saw him fall. People who heard the commotion quickly went to his aid and comforted him until the paramedics arrived.
“I don’t know him well, just to say hello to when I have met him out walking his dog from time to time. I hope he is alright.”
PC Laura Taylor, of East Kilbride Community Policing, said: “A 32-year-old male was observed by a neighbour falling from a third-floor balcony. Police, fire and ambulance crews attended at Caithness Road, East Kilbride, and discovered the male, who
was living alone, injured on the ground. He was found to be under the influence of alcohol. He had suffered a broken hip on his left side and was taken to Hairmyres Hospital.”