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Man Falls From Balcony in U-District

A partygoer fell from a second story balcony Friday night and seriously injured himself.  On February 15th at approximately 11:37 p.m. police officers and fire department medics responded to the 4500 block of 17th Avenue NE for the report of a male who fell from a balcony.  Preliminary investigation indicates that the adult male victim was attending a party and while on a crowded balcony he attempted to get around people by partially climbing the railing.  While walking on the lower portion of the railing the victim lost his footing and fell approximately 2 ½ stories, landing on the street between two parked cars.

Fire department medics subsequently transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of his non-life-threatening injuries. 

There was no indication of foul play at the time of this report.