16 Jun 2013

Man critically injured in fall from apartment building

1:33 pm on 16 June 2013

A man has fallen from a 15th floor balcony of a central Auckland building while trying to get into his apartment.

Police say the man was locked out of his flat in the Volt Apartment complex on the corner of Queen Street and Mayoral Drive, and they believe he tried to climb down the outside of the building to get in.

The man, who is in his 20s, fell from the balcony onto the roof of Hollywood Bakery building next door, about 2am on Saturday.

He was taken to hospital, where he is in a critical but stable condition.