Elvita Adams: Meet the Black woman who jumped from the Empire State Building’s 86th floor and survived

Elvita Adams: Meet the Black woman who jumped from the Empire State Building’s 86th floor and survived

- Elvita Adams a 29-year-old single mother jumped from the 86th floor of the Empire State Building and survived

- The young woman was the only person to survive such an incident among over 30 other people who attempted same

- It is reported that Elvita was pushed strongly by an intense wind when she jumped and landed on a two-and-a-half-foot ledge on the 85th floor where she was later rescued

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On December 2, 1979, a 29-year-old Black lady by name Elvita Adams jumped from Empire State Building’s 86th and survived against all odds.

Face2FaceAfrica.com reports that the young woman was attempting to join over 30 people who had taken their lives by jumping from the same building.

It is reported that life had become extremely difficult for Elvita and her 10-year-old child as she had lost her job and was living off welfare checks which were not sufficient to pay her rent and take care of her son.

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Elvita, therefore, decided to end it all by jumping from the building but something unexpected happened as the young lady let herself off the 86th floor of the skyscraper.

It was almost as though every element including natural circumstances were fully arranged to save the lady from losing her life.

As she expected death by falling to the street below, strong wind gusts had saved her. The winds were so powerful that they blew Adams’ body back, landing her on a two-and-a-half-foot ledge on the 85th floor.

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A security guard who heard her in pain arrived at the floor’s window and pulled her in. She was subsequently admitted to Bellevue Hospital with a fractured pelvis.

It is indicated that Elvita Adams was the only person to fall from the skyscraper and be able to have life in the aftermath.

The first incident occurred in 1931 when a man who had lost his job jumped from the 58th floor while the building was yet to be completed, and dozens of other people lost their lives by jumping in similar manner.

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In other news regarding rescue from near-death experiences, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Ghanaian Dr Moses DeGraft-Johnson was a man behind the salvation of top US rapper 50 Cent when he got shot 9 different times

The iconic surgery on 50 Cent was revealed at a court after Dr Moses' 52-count Federal indictment for committing $23 million insurance fraud

Also in 2010, Dr DeGraft-Johnson led a team of highly trained physicians and nurses to perform the first open-heart surgery in the U.S. Virgin Islands on a female patient.

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