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Drunk American jumps off hotel’s parking lot, hurt

mumbai Updated: Mar 22, 2010 00:41 IST
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A 40-year-old US national, who is a crewmember with Northwest Airlines, an American carrier, sustained multiple fractures after he allegedly jumped off an elevated parking lot at Hotel Renaissance in Powai on Saturday night.

Doctors at the H.L. Hiranandani Hospital, where Momsen Curtis was admitted, said he was stable.

“It is by god’s grace that he is still alive. We will continue to monitor his condition and he will be undergoing an operation on Monday,” said a doctor at the hospital.

The Powai police said that Curtis, who fell from a height of 32 feet, was drunk at the time of the incident.

Curtis had been partying with other crewmembers inside his room, on the 4th floor, on Saturday night. “Under the influence of alcohol, he was wandering in the lobby and also broke a few ventilator windows on the floor. He then went to the window
of the hotel lobby and breaking open the grill door, stepped out and jumped,” said senior inspector Ashok Jadhav.

The watchman heard a loud noise and reported the incident to the hotel authorities.

A security guard at the hotel said, "The American was completely inebriated. He broke the glass at the parking lot and then jumped. The hotel’s security staff rushed him to hospital."

The police have noted it as an ‘incident’ in their register.

No case has been registered.

“We are investigating whether Curtis attempted suicide or it was an accidental fall. The statement of his colleagues and friends will also be recorded to check if he was in depression,” Jadhav said.

He added that he had suffered multiple fractures to his arms and legs.

“Due to his condition, we have not been able to record his statement,” he said.

The medical tests revealed alcohol in his blood.

When contacted, the spokesperson of the hotel said the issue was sensitive.

“It concerns the privacy of a guest. We cannot comment on it and will not be able to share any information,” the spokesperson said.

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