Teen crashes through Block Arcade roof
A Melbourne teenager is lucky to be alive after he fell more than 15 metres from the roof of the iconic Block Arcade building.PT1M23S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2rkc5 620 349 August 8, 2013
A teenager remains in a critical condition after he fell more than 15 metres from the roof of Melbourne's iconic Block Arcade building.
A Victoria Police spokesman said the 18-year-old man slipped from the roof of the Collins Street location about 3pm on Wednesday.
Along with two other people, the teenager took an internal lift to the building's top floor.
The Block Arcade. Photo: Craig Sillitoe
From there, the man managed to access the roof, but lost his footing while climbing onto a ledge.
He then fell about nine metres and crashed through a glass roof.
After crashing through the glass, the man fell a further six metres before finally hitting the ground.
An Ambulance Victoria spokesman said the man suffered serious injuries in the fall, including fractures to his wrists, pelvis and legs.
The man was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
A hospital spokeswoman said he remained in a critical condition as of Thursday morning.
Paramedics also treated a woman aged in her 60s, who was injured by a piece of falling glass.