Tuesday 23 September 2008 7.27pm
My boyfriend and I live one the 3rd floor of Tea Trade Wharf just above Browns
. Indeed, at 8am on Sunday I woke up by a loud scream immediately followed by a crushing sound. Terrified by the sound, I got up and ran to the window to see what that was. I didn't see anything from the bedroom window but as my heart was still racing after the 'wake up' call I went to the living room and onto the balcony to check things again. It was a beautiful, peaceful morning and I didn't see anything unusual until I looked down below the balcony and I saw this young guy (perhaps in his late 20s, early 30s) lying unconscious onto Browns
platform (where the tables ordinarily are) among shredded glass. I rushed back screaming thereby waking up my partner and I called 999 immediately. Just as I finished the call to 999, the guys' mates ran out to him and started asking him to say something. Just about then police and paramedics/doctors came as well. Very soon after that a helicopter appeared. The doctors tried to resuscitate the guy. It was shocking and extremely sad! I am impressed by the almost instantaneous reaction of the emergency services, I think that they could not have appeared on the scene any quicker. My deepest condolences to the guy's family and friends.