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Drug Addict Survives Nine-Story Fall in East Siberia

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A 17-year-old man survived a fall from the ninth floor of a residential building in east Siberia as he attempted a suicide being under the influence of drugs, a spokesman for the local investigative committee said.

KRASNOYARSK, July 21 (RIA Novosti) - A 17-year-old man survived a fall from the ninth floor of a residential building in east Siberia as he attempted a suicide being under the influence of drugs, a spokesman for the local investigative committee said.

Olga Degid, a spokeswoman for the local Investigative Committee, said the teenager jumped out of the window on Sunday morning, when he was with his girlfriend in the east Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.

“After taking drugs he jumped out of the window in her presence,” she said. “He is currently in a hospital in critical condition.”

According to state drug control officials, some 8.5 million people use drugs more or less regularly in Russia.

 

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