A MAN was fighting for his life in hospital after a freak fall in a nightclub.
The 53-year-old was walking downstairs to leave The Mustard Club in Ormskirk at around 11.30pm on Saturday when he fell five steps from the bottom.
The man, from Skelmersdale, suffered serious head injuries and was taken to Fazakerley hospital, where he was placed on life support.
Last night the man was critically ill and fighting for his life.
The ECHO understands he was taken off life support and was not expected to survive the night.
Police were notified about the incident after the man’s arrival at hospital and attended the scene at around 1.20am on Sunday to view CCTV footage.
Acting Inspector Andy Willis told the ECHO: “We are not treating the fall as suspicious.
“This is a tragic accident and our thoughts are with the family.”
Ian Gordon, owner of the club in Moor Street, said his thoughts were also with the man’s family.
He said: “We have looked over the CCTV and the man was around five steps from the bottom when he lurched forward like he lost his balance.
“He did not manage to put his hands out in time to break his fall and landed on his head.
“Two off-duty nurses who were outside gave him first aid and one of my doorman rang 999.
“You never expect anything like this to happen. It was just a freak accident.”
A spokesperson for the North West ambulance service said the man was unconscious when crews arrived and had sustained suspected head injuries.
The Health and Safety Executive was notified but an investigation will not be launched.