( 4UMF NEWS ) Student Knocked Out By Falling Mattress:
A college freshman was back on his feet Wednesday — a day after a mattress fell 30 stories from a Manhattan building and landed on his head.
“This was the most absurd thing that ever happened to me,” he told the Daily News.
“I woke up and people were putting me on the mattress,” he said. “I asked where the mattress came from and they said, ‘You were knocked out by it.’ ”
The mattress, which may have fallen in windy weather from the rooftop spa of the Setai Wall Street at 40 Broad St., came from the top of a building at least 30 stories high, witnesses told the Gothamist website.
A manager for the Setai did not respond to an email regarding the incident. Unsecured mattresses like the one that landed on Owen were still on the roof Wednesday evening.
After the incident, passersby tended to Owen until emergency workers arrived.