Drunk man survives fall from 15th floor in N.Z, admits he's an 'idiot' - The Sauce
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

International

Drunk man survives fall from 15th floor in N.Z, admits he’s an ‘idiot’

Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand

A British man who miraculously survived a fall from a 15th-storey balcony in New Zealand while drunkenly trying to break into his apartment has labelled himself an “idiot”.

Tom Stilwell, 20, plummeted from the balcony in his Auckland apartment block in the early hours of Sunday morning, suffering broken bones and cuts but leaving experts amazed that he was still alive.

Stilwell had arrived home to find himself locked out of his 14th-storey apartment and decided to try to clamber down to his balcony from a neighbour’s property one floor above.

Instead he slipped as the horrified neighbour looked on, plunging 13 floors before an adjacent roof broke his fall.

Stilwell’s flatmate Dave Thomas said the 20-year-old from Brighton, who is in New Zealand on a working holiday, was unable to talk when he awoke at Auckland Central Hospital because he had tubes down his throat.

“After a nurse explained to him about what had happened, he wrote on his little squiggly board ‘what an idiot’,” Thomas told the New Zealand Herald.

He said Stilwell was now “back to his old jokey self” but could remember nothing about his escapade.

The hospital said Stilwell had been moved out of its intensive care ward and was expected to make a full recovery.

AFP

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

Some More Sauce...

Lifestyle

Kenyans on Twitter woke up to an explicit video that has since gone viral. In the video, a woman who is known on social...

Da Squeeze

Kenyan beauty Tanasha Donna Oketch recently opened up about her life. The 24 year old former radio presenter, musician and mother of one is...

Featured

Ugandan TV journalist Simon Kaggwa Njala’s face has got to be one of the memed faces of 2019.   But how did this Ugandan...

Da Squeeze

Kenya has a robust matatu culture and some people around the world love it. Award winning American singer and dancer Chris Brown yesterday (23.03.20)...

Da Squeeze

Kenyans on Twitter are not to be messed with, they bring guns to a knife fight. The hard-hitting K.O.T recently got into a Twitter...

Featured

The Free Mason society is known to be secretive and very private, but not anymore it may seem. The Freemason society based in Nairobi...

Da Squeeze

Bongo star Harmonize launched his latest album over the weekend and his former boss Diamond Platnumz is on the frontline cheering him on. Wasafi...

Da Squeeze

Famed comedian and radio host Jalang’o hosted John Otieno “Owago Onyiro” Byron, on YouTube for a candid discussion on his ventures in comedy and...