Pa. Man Hurt in Four-Story Fall

Aug. 24--ASHLAND -- An Ashland man was seriously injured when he either fell from or jumped out of a fourth floor window of the Marko Towne House Sunday morning.

The incident began around 8:20 a.m. when Ashland Police Patrolman Daniel Weikel was called to the building at 819 W. Centre St. for a report of a suicidal man threatening to jump from a 4th floor window.

Police Chief Mark O'Hearn said Weikel entered the five floor building, went to the man's room and was entering when the man either fell or jumped.

He was treated at the scene by Ashland EMS and paramedics from Area Services, Mount Carmel, and taken to the Ashland football field a short distance away. It was there he was placed on a MedEvac helicopter and flown to a trauma center at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest.

O'Hearn said the identity of the man is not being released because his family has not been notified of the incident. The chief said he believes the man is in his late 60s or early 70s and that his most severe injuries appears to be to his legs.

Weikel said that while he was being treated on the sidewalk by EMS the man was able to talk and was able to correctly answer questions such as what day it was and his name and birthday.

Ashland firefighters and fire police assisted at both the scene of the incident and also with setting up a landing zone for the helicopter.

For more information please check back or see Monday's Republicah-Herald.



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