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Man fighting for life after allegedly jumping off balcony while running from cops



A young man is fighting for life after he allegedly jumped off a balcony while running from police in Adelaide's city centre in the early hours of the morning.

Police confronted the 20-year-old Gepps Cross man about a nearby theft at the Festival Plaza concourse in Adelaide about 2.15am.

"After speaking with police for several minutes, the man ran off and jumped off the balcony," a police statement about the incident reads.

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The man fell several metres to the ground.

Police gave the man first aid before he was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital in a critical condition.

The incident is being investigated.

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