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Man Breaks Leg in Fall, Lies Undiscovered for Two Days

October 22, 1986

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ A man who apparently fell 25 feet off a roof into a closed alley between two buildings was found after lying there with a broken leg for at least two days, police said.

Police identified the man as Nick Williams, 48, whose last known address was The Ark, a downtown shelter for homeless people.

Williams apparently fell from the building over the weekend and was found Tuesday after a worker in one of the buildings heard noises coming from the alley, Raleigh Police Officer Y.S. Hayes said.

Williams suffered a broke leg and possible fractures to the jaw and pelvis, Ms. Hayes said. A hospital spokesman at Wake Medical Center said Williams was ″alert and conscious″ and listed in stable condition.

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