Daily Police Beat: Man injured in fall from Ann Arbor bar balcony while attempting stunt
by Art Aisner | The Ann Arbor News
Monday October 06, 2008, 8:55 AM
A Birmingham man is in critical condition this morning at the University of Michigan Medical Center after falling from the second-story balcony of a downtown Ann Arbor bar while apparently attempting a stunt, police said.
The 30-year-old man suffered a fractured skull and other serious injuries after landing head-first on the concrete outside Mitch's Place, 1220 S. University Ave. about 1:15 a.m. Sunday, Detective Sgt. Richard Kinsey said.
Witness reports indicate the man attempted to slide down the railing of a stairway from the balcony.
The first officers to arrive at the scene said a large crowd of people was surrounding the man, who was unresponsive and lying in a large pool of blood.
The officers determined he was breathing and hooked up their automated external defibrillator but did not need to use it.
He was transported to the hospital by ambulance.
Police estimated he fell roughly 18 feet. They confirmed he had been drinking at the bar, but are awaiting tests result to determine his level of intoxication. Kinsey said no foul play is suspected and the incident remains under investigation.