January 3, 2008


Man who survived 47-storey fall from skyscraper wakes (David Caruso, 04 January 2008, Independent)

A window-washer who fell 47 stories from the roof of a Manhattan skyscraper is now awake, talking to his family and expected to walk again.

Alcides Moreno, 37, fell almost 152 metres when scaffolding collapsed on 7 December, killing his brother. Somehow, Mr Moreno lived, and doctors at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center said yesterday that his recovery has been astonishing.

He has movement in all his limbs. He is breathing on his own. And on Christmas Day, he opened his mouth and spoke for the first time since the accident.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 3, 2008 9:25 PM
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