Man seriously injured after falling from balcony in Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A man is seriously injured after falling from a balcony on Sunday.

Dispatch said they received the call at 11:34 a.m. for a man who had fallen from a balcony in the 1300 block of Bayville Court.

When units arrived, a 24-year-old man was located with what has been described as life-threatening injuries. Officials say the man fell approximately three stories.

The person was flown by Nightingale to Sentara Trauma Center for treatment.

Neighbors living in the building where the man fell from say they heard loud noises then footsteps as people ran to help.

One resident, who says he did not hear the incident, was surprised it happened.

“It’s strange,very strange but something could happen anytime. That’s life,” Terrance Croom said.

Croom says he’s lived in the community for a year and has never heard of any other problems.

He and other neighbors 10 On Your Side spoke with are praying for the man who fell.

“Whoever it is, I hope they’re okay. I hope they get better. I wish them the best,” Croom said.

The preliminary investigation suggests no foul play was involved; however, the case remains active and police encourage anyone with information about this incident to contact the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.