Air Care transports man from Northern Kentucky campground

The man fell off a ladder during a rain storm, according to one witness.
Published: Sep. 5, 2022 at 7:39 PM EDT
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UNION, Ky. (WXIX) - A Northern Kentucky man is hospitalized Monday night after falling from a roof.

It happened around 5 p.m. at Camp Turnabout, a campground with private campsites in the 4800 block of Beaver Road, according to Union Fire Lt. Anthony Maher.

The man in his 60s fell off the roof while on a ladder, Maher says.

The extent of the man’s injuries is unclear.

UC Air Care arrived to transport him to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Jason Earls says he called 911 after he saw the man who was fixing something during a rain storm slip off the ladder rung.

“You could see his ribs were sticking out on his side and his collarbone looked like it was broke too,” Earls said.

Earls was out fishing when he heard the thud followed by the victim’s wife shouting for someone to call 911.

“He was up on his roof trying to get a signal for some TV antenna or something, and it was raining, and I think he just slipped from the ladder and fell,” Earls said.

“He was still in good spirits—making jokes, just in a lot of pain.”

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