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Cretan Mr Fix-it ‘doing well’ after 4-story fall

A 50-year-old man who fell off the roof of a four-story building near the Cretan port of Hania was in the intensive-care unit of a local hospital yesterday but reportedly in surprisingly good health. The 50-year-old is believed to have climbed onto the roof of the apartment building to fix a television antenna and to have subsequently slipped and fallen. According to witnesses, the man landed on the hood of an agricultural vehicle that had been parked next to the building. Local residents and store owners who saw his spectacular plunge called an ambulance which arrived quickly and transferred him to Hania’s general hospital. According to a doctor at the hospital, the 50-year-old had been conscious and in «a relatively good condition» when ambulance workers collected him from the scene of the fall.