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Man seriously injured after two storey jump

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A man believed to be in his mid twenties was seriously injured after he jumped off a two storey building early this morning in Pietermaritzburg.

According to bystanders, the man was on the roof, screaming that someone was chasing him even though there were apparently no visible signs of anyone chasing the man. ER24 paramedics and other rescue services arrived on scene and tried to get the man to come down to safety. When authorities took out flashlights in order to see better,  the man allegedly believed that they were fire arms and then jumped off the building. He landed in a empty parking lot and sustained serious injuries including various fractures.

The man’s friends allegedly told authorities that the man had taken several drugs including extacy and had started hallucinating in the car while they were driving. When they stopped to assist him,  he got out of the car and ran to the building from which he then later jumped.

It took more than five men to restrain the patient to commence treatment for his injuries. After treatment, ER24 paramedics transported the man to Northdale Hospital for further treatment.

The actual cause of this incident remains unknown. Local authorities were on scene for further investigation.

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