THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) _ A teen-age boy survived a 63-foot fall from his seventh-story apartment balcony after landing on two small plastic dumpsters, police said Saturday.

The 17-year-old boy was hospitalized with a fractured leg and a mild concussion, police and doctors said.

The incident occurred late Friday in Thessaloniki, a northern port city.

``We have learned that the young man had an argument with his mother, who did not let him go out,'' said the city's police chief, Yannis Panagopoulos. ``He apparently made a mock threat to jump off the balcony. He slipped, fell, and landed on the plastic garbage containers.''