NYC Jumper Saved By Trash Pile

26-year-old was taken to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan


 
 

| Monday, January 3, 2011


NEW YORK - Authorities in New York City say a man who tried to jump to his death from his ninth floor apartment was saved by a heap of trash bags that had gone uncollected since last week's blizzard.

Fire officials say the 26-year-old was taken to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan shortly after noon on Sunday. He was listed in critical but stable condition.

His aunt, Katharina Capatos, tells the New York Post it was lucky the city had the snow and hadn't cleared the garbage. She says her nephew told her recently that he was worried about being evicted from his rent-stabilized apartment.

The city resumed garbage pickup on Monday for the first time since the Christmas weekend blizzard dumped over 20 inches of snow on the city.



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