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Associated Press, Published August 26 2009

South Dakota man falls on broken beer bottle, cuts own neck

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Sioux Falls police say a man who tried to break up a fight suffered life-threatening injuries when he fell on a broken beer bottle.

Authorities did not immediately identify the 22-year-old man.

Police spokesman Sam Clemens says the man tried to break up a fight between two other men on a porch Monday afternoon and fell five feet, landing on the broken bottle.

Clemens says the man suffered a cut about 6 inches long and 3 inches deep on the back of his neck.

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