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Drunk Russian Man Survives 8-Story Fall Thanks to Snow

A man fell from a height of eight floors in Kemerovo region.

A 23-year-old resident of the Kemerovo region took a drunken eight-story fall on Thursday — and then got up and walked away unscathed.

"The man fell from a height of eight floors, where his apartment is located. He was transported to a hospital, but doctors found no serious injuries. He got off with only scratches and bruises," according to a regional police statement, which added that the man was found to have been "highly intoxicated."

"A snow drift saved his life," the statement said.

Police say the man fell out of his own window after returning home drunk, then managed to pick himself up and return to his apartment after the fall. His roommate witnessed the incident and immediately called paramedics, according to TASS news agency.

Police are currently looking into the incident.

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