September 28, 2015

Man Falls From Fraternity Roof

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A 20-year old man reportedly fell from the roof of a Cornell fraternity house Wednesday night, according to the Ithaca Police Department.

Jamie Williamson, public information officer for the IPD, said the man fell about 10 to15 feet from the roof of the fraternity, which is located on Ridgewood Road.

Although Williamson could not speak to the seriousness of the man’s injuries, he said that when emergency teams arrived, the man was conscious and complaining of back pain.

“He was conscious but not alert, breathing and moaning but not able to speak initially,” Williamson said.

Williamson said no alcohol or drugs played a role in the incident and there is currently no suspicion of foul play.

The Ithaca Fire Department, Bangs Ambulance, Cayuga Heights Fire Department and Ithaca Police Department all responded to the fall. After emergency teams arrived, the man was transported by a Bangs Ambulance to a landing zone and was later taken to a regional trauma center by helicopter, according to Williamson.

Williamson said the man could not remember the circumstances leading up to his fall.

“He couldn’t remember how he fell, but that’s pretty common,” Williamson said. “He could have had some kind of concussion.”