A teenager is stable after "swan diving" from an apartment block onto the concrete pavement below in the Bolivian town of Santa Cruz.

The 19-year-old sprung from the 4m (12ft)-high roof as firefighters attempted to talk him down on Sunday (7 May), Reuters reported.

Miraculously, he survived and is reported to be in a stable condition at a nearby hospital.

Locals and emergency services pleaded with him to come down from the roof for about half an hour after he was spotted standing precariously close to the edge.

Footage shows them appearing to get the upper hand in the negotiations before the teenager suddenly turns and ostentatiously plunges towards the ground.

The moment of impact is obstructed from the camera's view by a police van but a sickening thud can be heard a split second after he disappears behind it.

In the next shot he can be seen lying on the ground, attended by medics. He appears to have landed across the concrete pavement and a patch of grass.

He is as able to move – though not by much – as he is stretchered into an ambulance. It is unclear whether the teenager lives in the large residential building from which he jumped.

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