‘Sickening’ thud heard as man walks out of 20ft-high window at Dundee flats block

Emergency services at the scene.

A Dundee man has spoken of the “sickening thud” he heard as a neighbour fell from a second-floor window.

Emergency services raced to Forest Park Place, off Blackness Road, after a man in his 30s “walked out of the window” of the property, landing on a patch of grass below.

Barry Andrews, 36, said the man was locked in the property after the owner had left with the only key and become hospitalised through an unrelated matter, leaving the man trapped inside.

Barry, who has lived in the area for five years, said: “The guy was locked in his partner’s house, the flat below me.

“He was talking to folk out the living room window about how he could get out and they were saying to climb on to a wall right outside the window.

“He could have lowered himself on to it easily. But instead he just kind of walked straight out and landed face first on the ground. My daughter Skye is only 16 and she saw it — I just heard the sickening thud.

“He must have fallen about 20ft. He tried to pick himself up after that. I went down to talk to him and he was pretty disorientated and in shock. He said ‘I think I’ve broken some ribs’.

“He said he was needing to get out of the house to go to the chemist.”

Police, ambulance and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service all attended the scene and the man was taken to Ninewells Hospital.

Barry added: “Skye was very upset about it — she was freaked out. She’s just a young lassie to be seeing something like that.

“He’s lucky to be alive. If the grass was icy, or if he fell the wrong way, he could have broken his neck. I’m amazed he walked away.”

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We received a call to attend an incident on Forest Park Road, Dundee. One male patient in his 30s was taken to Ninewells Hospital.”

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Officers, along with other emergency services, attended an address in Forest Park Road, Dundee, due to reports of a man having fallen from a window.

“He fortunately suffered only minor injuries and was taken to Ninewells Hospital to be checked over.”

A spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said they had attended to gain entry to the property, at the request of Police Scotland.

The incident happened around 4pm on Saturday.

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