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ITHACA, N.Y. — A woman was flown to a trauma center by medical helicopter Monday night after apparently jumping 20 feet by Six Mile Creek in downtown Ithaca and landing on a concrete ledge, according to a news release from the Ithaca Police Department.

At around 7 p.m., Ithaca police were called to 100 East Clinton Street just east of the Cayuga Street Parking Garage.

Emergency crews found a woman face down — bleeding from her head and unconscious — after reportedly climbing a railing and jumping 20 feet to the concrete below.

Police and firefighters waded across the creek to take the woman from the concrete ledge, then carried her out via the eastern embankment of the creek to an ambulance. From there, she was driven to a landing zone, where a helicopter arrived.

The victim’s identity has not been released.

The incident is under investigation, but no foul play is expected, according to the Ithaca Police Department.

Officers were first called to the scene on a report that a woman was trying to jump into Six Mile Creek.

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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.