A MUM has issued a warning after her 11-year-old son plunged 30 feet through the roof of a derelict building in Paradise Street, Accrington.
Jake Frankland, 11, of Stanley Street, Accrington, had climbed up with some friends while they were waiting for a youth club to open.
The Moorhead High School pupil broke his wrist in two places in the fall, just after 7.10pm on Tuesday, but doctors said it could have been much worse.
Fire crews and paramedics attended and Jake was taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital, where he was kept in overnight.
His mum Mandy said: "I thought he would be a mangled mess, I kept thinking he could be brain damaged, dead or end up in a wheelchair.
"I got to the hospital and he was shaking, in pain and looking like he been down a coal mine but it was not as bad as I thought. I cannot believe that he is okay.
"They said he is lucky that he did not land on his head or his feet. I would say to other kids - don't do it, it is not worth it."
Jake said he had fallen through a corrugated piece of the roof, adding: "I landed on the floor and remember my mates calling my name and asking if I wanted an ambulance. All my body was hurting and I couldn't move."