Man falls five storeys, found conscious


Iqaluit emergency personnel found a 40-year-old man awake this Wednesday morning after he fell five storeys from a window in the six-storey high-rise apartment building in Iqaluit.

Paramedics responded to a call from RCMP shortly before 6:15 a.m. on Nov. 12, reporting that a man had fallen about 40 feet and survived.

He was found lying on top of a garbage shed outside the Storehouse bar.

Iqaluit’s fire chief, Cory Chegwyn, said the man was taken to Baffin Regional Hospital with multiple injuries, but could not give many details on the man’s condition.

“He had multiple injuries from what you’d expect from a fall like that,” Chegwyn said.

Police are investigating the incident, and at press-time this week, were withholding the man’s name.

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