The Cleveland authorities have reported that a woman survived after falling from a height of 15 feet. It appears that the event occurred on Friday afternoon, at around 2:30 pm. The initial reports stated that the woman died as a result of her injuries, but according to a MetroHealth spokesperson, it appears that this report was erroneous, the 20-year-old woman having been transported to the local hospital in critical, yet stable condition.
Detective Reginald Lanton of the Cleveland Police Department stated that on Friday afternoon, a 20-year-old was rushed to the hospital, after taking a fall from a balcony belonging to the Spirits Restaurant & Bar, located at the West 6th Street.
According to the initial investigation, it appears that the woman was out celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at the Cleveland Bar. At one point, the woman climbed on the balcony and might have probably rested her back against the railing.
Unfortunately, the 20-year-old woman lost her balance and fell over the railing. The authorities estimated that the balcony from where the woman is at least 15 feet from the ground. Upon hitting the granite pavement, the 20-year-old St. Patrick’s Day attendant hit her had
Lantons declared that, according to the initial reports, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene. However, a few hours later, a MetroHealth spokesperson stated that the initial report concerning the 20-year-old patient is erroneous.
Moreover, it would seem that shortly after the woman fell from the balcony, an ambulance arrived and rushed her to the hospital. At the moment, the woman is still in critical, yet stable condition.
Detective Lanton, Cleveland Police Department’s spokesperson, declared for a news outlet that the authorities are currently trying to determine if this occurrence is the result of an unfortunate accident or if someone intentionally pushed the woman.
Lanton said that, at the moment, all evidence recovered from the scene point out towards this being an accident, probably caused by too much celebrating. However, the authorities have yet to dismiss the possibility of foul play.
For the time being, the authorities have decided to close down the Spirit Restaurant & Bar due to hazardous conditions. As for the 20-year-old woman who fell from the balcony, the authorities have refused to release her identity and to disclose any relevant information regarding her condition.
Meanwhile, the Ohio Investigative Unit have placed the locale and its owners under scrutiny.
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