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Friends plunge 40ft from flats window in Totton
TWO men needed emergency treatment after plunging 40ft through the window of a block of flats.
The men, who are both from Hampshire, were rushed to hospital after falling from the third floor of the building in Totton.
One of the men, a 22-year-old named locally as Jordan Geary, was lying in a coma yesterday after suffering serious head injuries and a broken leg in the horror fall.
Local residents told the Daily Echo that Jordan is a neighbour of theirs in the Brunswick Place block, which is part of Linden Homes’ new multi-millionpound Brunswick Park housing development.
The second man, a 22-year-old from Cadnam, who is understood to be a friend of Jordan’s, was treated for fractures to his arm and leg.
Fellow residents said the pair had apparently been involved in a fight in the stairwell of the block, before crashing through the third floor window.
Police have now launched an investigation to determine the “circumstances that led to the men falling”.
Emergency services were called to the scene in the early hours of Sunday to find glass and blood scattered across the floor.
Detectives set up a cordon around the block while the two men were treated at the scene, before being taken to Southampton General Hospital.
One resident, who lives on the first floor of the block and was the first man on the scene, told the Daily Echo: “I was in bed with my girlfriend and we heard this massive crash. We looked out and saw these two bodies on the floor and rushed downstairs to tend to them.
“One of the lads was conscious but Jordan was completely out of it and his breathing was very disgruntled. I checked his airways and did what I could while my girlfriend called the ambulance.
“There was glass and blood everywhere. The plastic window pane was on the ground so the whole thing must have fallen through and smashed when it hit the floor.
“It was all pretty horrific. I just hope he pulls through.”
A woman who lives just yards from the block of flats said: “The weather woke us up at about 3.30 in the morning, but when I looked outside I saw a load of police and ambulances.
“It was taped off for hours because of the glass and blood everywhere.
“It didn’t look good. The police were here til Sunday afternoon cleaning it up.
“It’s a very quiet estate. Most people keep themselves to themselves, so this is a real shock.”
Anyone with information on the incident, which happened at about 1.50am, should contact the police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.