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Falling man whose head was impaled by fence survives

A 21-year-old drummer is lucky to be alive after his head was impaled on a spiked metal fence during a fall.

Police said Nicholas Blossom was intoxicated at a Manhattan party around 4 a.m. Saturday when he fell from a third-floor balcony onto the second-floor balcony of an adjoining building, landing head-first on the fence. Rescuers used an electric saw to detach him from the fence. He was in stable condition at Bellevue Hospital Center.

Blossom plays in the rock band Alaska Alaska. - AP

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