A 21-year-old male sustained a “critical head injury” as a result of an apparent fall from several feet, according to a news release from the Riley County Police Department Saturday night.
At approximately 5:20 p.m. officers with the RCPD along with emergency medical professionals with Riley County EMS were dispatched to the 1800 block of Leavenworth Street in Manhattan for a report of a fall which led to a serious injury.
Riley County EMS Director Larry Couchman said it was a Fake Patty’s Day house party and that the individual jumped off an elevated surface — such as a porch or stairs — and landed face-first in concrete.
Couchman said this was not a rooftop incident and couldn’t say whether or not the man was intoxicated.
The individual was transported to Via Christi Hospital for initial medical treatment and was later transported by life-flight to a medical care facility in Wichita.
Police found no evidence of a crime and do not anticipate a criminal investigation.
Couchman said EMS and RCPD crews were busier during the day than last year’s Fake Patty’s event. Along with the head injury, crews were also called to assist an individual earlier in the day who had a finger amputated at a local bar due to it being slammed in a door.
Couchman said the warm, sunny weather saw larger crowds than last year.