Woman Falls 60 Feet, Lands in a Lucky Spot

A department store's display bed, to be exact
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 10, 2016 5:09 PM CST
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(Newser) – There's never a good time to accidentally plunge 60 feet off a balcony, but there is sometimes a good place to land if that happens: like on a bed. That's the incredible good fortune of a 60-year-old woman who took such a plunge while in a department store in Britain Monday, reports the Manchester Evening News. She went over a glass balcony near the escalators in a John Lewis store and came down on a display bed set up on the ground floor. The woman ended up in the hospital, but "her injuries are not thought to be serious," says a police official.

Another element in her good fortune: Those display beds aren't always there. That section of the store changes regularly with different displays, and it just happens to be beds at the moment, reports the Guardian. "We closed the shop immediately and are offering partners who witnessed the incident our full support," a store spokesman tells Sky News. Based on the landing spot, however, things could have been much, much worse. (This tourist at Yosemite got lucky in a plunge, too.)

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