Rooftop sleepwalker survives six metre plunge

15th June 2005, Comments 0 comments

15 June 2005, WIESBADEN - A rooftop sleepwalker in Germany plunged six metres to the ground overnight on Wednesday, amazingly suffering nothing more serious than bruises.

15 June 2005

WIESBADEN - A rooftop sleepwalker in Germany plunged six metres to the ground overnight on Wednesday, amazingly suffering nothing more serious than bruises.

Totally oblivious to his surroundings, the 39-year-old man crawled out of his upper story bathroom window in the Main River valley town of Eltville and was ambling across the roof when he apparently lost his footing and slid off into the back garden, police said.

"The only thing that saved him was the fact that he fell onto a lawn that was soggy from a rain shower," a police spokesman said.

He was taken to hospital, where stunned doctors said he had a few bad bruises but no broken bones. The man, who said he has a long history of sleepwalking, was put in touch with a sleep laboratory in Frankfurt for a course of therapy.

DPA

Subject: German news

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