Unbelievable survival of the Georgian man, fallen from the 15th floor
08 November, 2018
Unbelievable survival of the Georgian man, fallen from the 15th floor
On the 30th of October, a 25-year old man fell 15 storeys from a block of flats on Tsereteli St., Tbilisi and lived.
According to doctors, the man landed on puffy sofas in a garage and suffered only minor bruises. After the medical examination, he was allowed to leave the hospital on the same day. The lucky man didn’t want to reveal himself to the media.

What a witness says about the incident


One of t
he witnesses Khareba Meladze remembers that he heard an unearthly cry. At first, the man was unconscious and when he came to his senses, he stopped a taxi and went to the hospital. Unlike the information provided by the hospital, the neighbors say that the man landed on the sheet metals that covered the roof of the garage. The falling man broke the metals and fell on the building materials that were kept in the garage along with the puffy sofas. According to their information, the man is an architect as during the incident, he had a photo camera and a ruler with him.

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Why the incident is unique


According to Nasa Technical memorandum, if a person falls 7-12 meters from a building and he/she doesn’t hit his/her head, there are high chances that he/she survives. Falling 12-17-meters, people usually suffer from major injuries and there is only a 50% chance to survive. Above 17 meters, the chances of surviving are next to zero. The man was really fortunate to survive since the 15-storey block of flats is 60 – meters high.
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There are few cases when people survived the highest fall in the world. For instance, Vesna Vulović holds the Guinness world record for surviving the highest fall without a parachute: 10,160 metres (33,330 ft). Another survival is Joshua Hanson who landed on his feet after crashing through a window at a hotel and falling onto a roof overhang almost 200ft (60 metres) below. Tom Stilwell was trying to lower himself from a neighbour’s balcony when he slipped and fell 13 storeys before landing a roof facing the building.

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