Man falls from upper level at Knoxville dance club

Man falls from upper level at Knoxville dance club

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Mollie Belfus shared cell phone video of the aftermath of the fall, showing several EMS workers surrounding the injured man as he remained on the ground. (source: Mollie Belfus) Mollie Belfus shared cell phone video of the aftermath of the fall, showing several EMS workers surrounding the injured man as he remained on the ground. (source: Mollie Belfus)
Belfus said she was standing around 30 feet from where the man fell from an upper level stairwell on the to the bottom floor. Belfus said she was standing around 30 feet from where the man fell from an upper level stairwell on the to the bottom floor.
"It was loud enough to silence the whole bar for a second and then everyone kind of started screaming," Mollie Belfus said. "It was loud enough to silence the whole bar for a second and then everyone kind of started screaming," Mollie Belfus said.

By SAMANTHA MANNING
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A man fell from the upper level of a dance club and was taken away in an ambulance Friday morning, according to witnesses.

6 News has not yet heard word on the man's condition or the extent of his injuries.

The Knoxville Police Department and the Knoxville Fire Department said the injury call came in around 1:40 a.m. Friday. Rural/Metro said the man was brought to UT Medical Center.

"It was really scary to be honest," Sassy Ann's patron Mollie Belfus said.

Belfus is a junior at the University of Tennessee and often goes to Sassy Ann's Thursday nights.

She shared cell phone video of the aftermath of the fall, showing several EMS workers surrounding the injured man as he remained on the ground.

Belfus said she was standing around 30 feet from where the man fell from an upper level stairwell on the to the bottom floor.

"It was loud enough to silence the whole bar for a second and then everyone kind of started screaming," Belfus said. "I really, really hope that he's okay. It was horrible. He seemed to land on his upper neck, back and head area."

The fire department said there have been four EMS related calls made to Sassy Ann's since 2003, including Friday's call.

Belfus said she has never seen anything go wrong at the club until Friday morning.

"It's pretty controlled," Belfus said. "I've never seen anything out of the ordinary. It's not that wild of a place."

Sassy Ann's does serve alcoholic drinks, but 6 News could not confirm whether the man who fell was drinking.

Vicki Vincent owns Sassy Ann's. She told 6 News that the victim fell over the railing on the second floor, not the third level as had been believed.

While the victim's condition remains unknown, Vincent said the man was well enough to stop in to the club to pay his tab on Friday evening.

Vincent said she has been in business for 16 years, and has never had an incident of this sort. She also said she is sorry that the incident took place.

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