Man falls from 20ft balcony in Gallery

A club-goer narrowly escaped serious injury after falling from a 20-foot-high balcony in The Gallery. York students present on the night of November 17 watched as the man was taken away by paramedics.

The main dance floor was cordoned off for over an hour by police, who remained at the scene to take details from remaining witnesses. A police spokesman has since stated that they are treating the case as an accident.

The injured man, a York resident, was taken to intensive care. However, his injuries were not found to be serious and he was discharged over the weekend.

Security staff disallowed entry to the club while police and paramedics worked at the scene of the accident, leaving a crowd outside, only reopening the doors once the injured man had been removed. Ben Masters, a History and Politics student, said “I knew something wasn’t right when I saw the ambulance parked outside.”

Luminar Leisure, who run The Gallery, refused to comment on the incident.

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