WINDSOR, Ont. -- A 25-year-old Windsor man may be paralyzed from the waist down after falling four storeys from his apartment balcony.

Two residents of a fourth-floor apartment called police around 10:20 p.m. Friday to notify them that one of their roommates had gone out to the balcony to cool down after having an argument on the phone.

After a while, they could no longer see the man.

When they went to take a look, they saw that he had gone over the balcony.

The man was taken to hospital with a broken back and a broken pelvis.

Police believe the group had been drinking heavily.