FALL FROM THIRD STORY.
MARVELLOUS ESCAPE FROM DEATH.
Mr. Ralph Splatt, husband of the licensee of the Town-hall Hotel, Brighton, wasseriously injured as the result of a peculiar accident, which occurred, at the FederalCoffee Palace on Saturday evening. Mr Splatt went to the Federal Coffee Palace early on Saturday evening, and engaged a room. He had stayed at the place before, and was known there.
Between 8 and 9 o’clock he was leaning out of his window at the back of the building, when he fell out and dropped on to a skylight on the roof of a small building three stories below.
Mr. Splatt had a miraculous escape from death. He must have been killed had his fall not been broken by a strong wire-netting guard, which protected the skylight.
As it was, both his thighs were fractured. Mr. Splatt was removed to the Melbourne Hospital, and treated there. Yesterday he was progressing as favourably as the doctors said they could expect after his severe injury.
1909 ‘FALL FROM THIRD STORY. MARVELLOUS ESCAPE FROM DEATH.’, The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 1 February, p. 6, viewed 14 September, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10702849