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article imageNew York ‘suicide’ man survives jump from 39th floor

By Igor I. Solar     Sep 1, 2010 in World
New York - A 22 year-old New York student tried to commit suicide by jumping from the 39th floor of a building on the West Side of Manhattan and survived by falling on a parked car.
The incident occurred today in Manhattan, around 11 a.m at 75 West 63rd Street. Witnesses, including the owner of the car, said they saw a man fall from the skyscraper, crashing on the parked vehicle, going through the rear windshield and landing on the back seat.
Thomas Magill is hospitalized with broken legs and in critical condition, but his injuries are not life-threatening. Police determined that Magill jumped from the window of an apartment on the 39th floor and after a flight of about 130 meters, he fell on the rear window of a parked red 2008 Dodge Charger. The window of the car broke, but it moderated the impact, miraculously saving the man’s life.
At that time, the car's owner, Guy McCormack, a construction worker from New Jersey, was working at a building across the street. He heard the loud bang and was one of the first responders to provide first aid. McCormack is convinced that a set of crystal rosary beads he kept inside the Dodge saved Magill's life.
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