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Man airlifted after falling through roof in Mattituck

A man working on a roof plunged nearly 25 feet onto the ground and was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital Friday afternoon, according to Mattituck Fire Department Chief James Rugnetta.

A Suffolk Police helicopter landed at Strawberry Fields in Mattituck at 3 p.m. and departed about 15 minutes later. The man had been working on the roof at Strong’s Yacht Center and when he fell through it, Mr. Rugnetta said. He was treated by first responders from the Mattituck Fire Department and transported by ambulance to await the medevac.

The extent of the injuries was not immediately clear.

Additional information was not yet available.

Photo caption: A Suffolk Police helicopter landed in Mattituck Friday to transport the victim. (Credit: Tara Smith)

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