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News Nearby: Man Falls from Building at 4th and Main, Royersford

Not clear yet if it was an accidental fall or attempted suicide

Some Perkiomen Valley residents may have heard the sounds of sirens or a helicopter this early this evening. Emergency crews were responding to a call in Royersford.

An unidentified adult male was reported to have fallen or jumped from a building at Fourth and Main streets in Royersford, according to emergency dispatch calls. Emergency crews thus far have delcined to comment.

The man was reportedly on a second-story porch in the apartment building at that intersection in Royersford. It is unclear how the man fell.

The victim was found bleeding from the face on the pavement. His breathing was short and shallow, but he was still alive, according to eyewitness reports.

The call for medical assistance came in at 4:26 p.m. Royersford EMS crews loaded the man into an ambulance and transported him to the , where he was transported via MedEvac helicopter to an unnamed hospital location.

Royersford Fire Police, and departments also reported to the scene for assistance. Reports thus far show that it took several minutes to stabalize the man at the scene, and load him onto the ambulance. He was believed to be alive when leaving via MedEvac around 5:10 p.m.

Patch is currently at the scene and will bring more details on this story as they become available.

LocalGirl June 24, 2012 at 02:19 PM
FYI, if a patient is deceased, he/she will not be flown. So if he was MedEvac'd, he was still alive at the time. Trauma patients need to be "packaged," which usually involves stabilizing the spine with a backboard, cervical collar, etc. Making sure the patient has an open airway is also critical, so often work on that is done before loading. So this would be done before loading into the helicopter, and can take some time.
MedFlight911 July 07, 2012 at 04:12 PM
At MedFlight911 we are keeping this gentleman in our thoughts. If someone is seriously hurt or ill, an air ambulance or MedEvac is often the best option. On an air ambulance or MedEvac, the medically-trained flight crew is 100% focused on the patient, and the airplane or helicopter is equipped with the medical equipment necessary to handle an emergency. http://t.co/ZkBZ6MhN

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