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ITHACA, N.Y. — Ithaca police officials said Monday afternoon that no foul play is suspected in a Saturday afternoon accident where a college-age male fell off a roof and was airlifted to a hospital.

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The man was hanging out with one other person on a roof about 12-feet off the ground when he fell, Officer Jamie Williamson said.

“The subject did appear intoxicated,” Williamson said, but added that the cause of the fall cannot directly be attributed to that factor.

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Officials said the victim’s injuries are serious and that he may be in critical condition as of Monday afternoon.

According to a news release by the Ithaca Fire Department Saturday, the incident happened around 4:30 p.m. at 306 Stewart Ave.

The male was found unresponsive on the ground when officials arrived. EMTs from the fire department and Bangs Ambulance paramedics treated the man at the scene.

The male was then taken in an ambulance to an area near East Hill Plaza where a helicopter from Guthrie Air transported him to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania.

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Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at jalmendarez@ithacavoice.com; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.