An incident in which two students fell off the roof of the
same flat within minutes of each other on Monday night should
serve as a reminder for students to think before they act
The 19-year-old males, who have the same first name, both
broke a hand, one the left, the other the right. One also
broke two bones in his left forearm and was knocked
The students, who declined to be named, both said the
incident should serve as a reminder for students to think
before they acted. The embarrassed pair said they could have
received much more serious injuries.
One said he fell off the roof of the Dundas St flat about
11pm, followed minutes later by his friend.
He said he did not remember being taken to hospital by
ambulance and had no memory of events until waking up in a
The pair had been drinking before the incident, he said.
''We had been drinking, but it wasn't excessive or anything.
I was drunk, but it wasn't a big night or anything.''
The pair visited the proctor yesterday morning and were told
to speak to the media so their story could serve as a lesson
to other students.
Otago University Students' Association president Francisco
Hernandez said the incident showed what could happen if
students made stupid decisions when they were drinking.
''Think about it. It might end up hurting your health, or