Kansas City teen recovering after falling three stories from Plaza parking garage

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A teenager is recovering after jumping over a wall and falling three stories to the ground. Neighbors are hoping a 15-year-old boy who loves to tumble makes a full recovery after he fell while jumping in a parking garage on the Plaza.

They say the boy loves to climb and it`s not uncommon to see him jump out of windows at his house and tumble down the street.

Police say on Saturday around 4 p.m., the teen was walking on the top level of the garage near J.C. Nichols Road and Broadway when he decided to jump over a wall. Police say the teen`s friend told him not to jump but he did it anyway, not knowing what was on the other side of the wall.

A manager at a nearby restaurant says he packed a bag of ice for the teen to help comfort him until paramedics arrived. Investigators say the 15­year old boy was rushed to the hospital with a head injury and multiple broken bones.

“They were on the porch with their Spider Man suits on and jumping up all around the porch. I went upstairs and I saw them come out and they ran somewhere and the next hour or two I hear he fell off of a building,” said neighbor Bobby Ersery.

He's not sure if the teen was into “Parkour,” which is sort of an extreme sport with jumping, running, and flipping and climbing over objects. Ersery says he just knows the teen, whom he describes as a good kid, loves to tumble and climb.

Police say the boy is expected to recover from his injuries.