Boy, 12, falls through woollen mill roof

A 12-YEAR-OLD boy was lucky to suffer only cuts and abrasions after falling through a roof at Warrnambool’s derelict former woollen mill. 

Police, SES and ambulance crews were called to the Harris Street site about 5pm after receiving reports a boy had fallen through the roof of the disused factory. 

Warrnambool policeman Senior Constable Chris Kelly said a group of boys aged about 12 went into the building to look at graffiti.  

“They’ve climbed on to the roof of the building and one of the young lads has fallen through,” he said. 

“He fell about three-and-a-half metres on to the concrete. He was taken to the Warrnambool Base Hospital with cuts and abrasions. He was very lucky, it could have been much worse.”

The SES sealed up the building, Senior Constable Kelly said. 

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