Man Hospitalized After Tumble From School Building

UntitledDaniel Maurer Firefighters wheel this morning’s fall victim to an ambulance after hoisting him over the front fence.

A man fell off of the roof of the five-floor building that houses Girls Prep and East Side Community High School around 4 a.m. this morning, the fire department said. The man, whose identity is unknown, was transported to Bellevue Hospital in serious but stable condition. The fire department was unable to reveal more about the circumstances of the incident, but a representative of the police department said criminality was not suspected.

Firefighters used a ladder to gain access to the school’s courtyard on East 11th Street and hoisted the fall victim, strapped to a gurney, over its front fence. The man, who appeared to be in his 20s, was conscious when he was wheeled toward Avenue A. “My head is so uncomfortable right now,” he groaned on his way to a waiting ambulance.