Man Breaks Leg in Fall, Lies Undiscovered for Two Days
Oct. 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.