At 2:55 p.m. on Friday, the fire departments of Setauket, Stony Brook and Selden were called to assist in rescuing an unidentified injured male from the roof of the Calpine cogeneration plant on Gym Road.

Paramedics at the scene described the patient’s condition as “going in and out of consciousness,” and said he fell from the upper floors of the power plant. University police and the fire departments’ fire police assisted in traffic control as multiple ambulances, rescue trucks and ladders arrived on scene.

The injured person had fallen off a ladder and required the assistance of technical rescue teams from nearby fire departments, according to Eric Olsen, Stony Brook University Police Department’s Chief of Patrol.

“Upon arrival, it was determined the individual had sustained injuries to his lower extremities as well as lacerations to the head,” Olsen wrote in an emailed statement. He stated that the rescue crews were able to remove the person from the plant and transport him to Stony Brook University Hospital to undergo further evaluation and treatment.


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