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Man Falls in 8th-Story Window 'Escape' After Being 'Locked In' by Wife

Lasnamäe Source: Photo: Postimees/Scanpix

A 35-year-old man survived a seven-story fall Wednesday after attempting to climb out of a window using bed sheets because, he said, his wife had locked him in.

Landing in a bush, the man was injured but was able to walk to an ambulance car after being helped up by medics.

An eyewitness told Postimees that the incident took place around 13:30 at Linnamäe street in Tallinn's Lasnamäe district.

"He began descending from the eighth story. He succeeded climbing one story down, but the sheet didn't withstand the weight at the seventh story," the source said, adding that the snow must have padded his fall.

"The man said his wife locked him in. Wanting to go meet his friends, he decided to escape from the apartment with a rope made from bed sheets," a police official said.

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