Late this afternoon, the FDNY responded to a report of an injured person on the rooftop of the abandoned 535 E. 12th St. between Avenue A and Avenue B.
Here's information pieced together from a resident on the block based on witness accounts...
A woman apparently created a rope made of sheets to lower herself from No. 531-33 to retrieve her drone on the rooftop below.
The sheet rope didn't hold, and she fell to the adjacent roof. One person on the scene said that she was unconscious but OK.
Another reader shared this photo ... showing a police officer holding the drone...
Gothamist has more details on the incident.
Last night, our correspondent first identified the victim as a man... an NYPD sergeant at the scene last night said the person was a woman. This morning, however, an NYPD spokesperson said that the person is a man.
The man, who is in his 50s, was taken to Bellevue Hospital.
Due to the complexity of the fall, the FDNY and NYPD's ESU had to perform a high-angle rescue utilizing an FDNY tower ladder. The building where the victim fell, 535 East 12th, is an abandoned building and access was limited due to security measures taken to secure that building from squatters.
The drone, a Yuneec Typhoon Hexacopter, costs nearly $1,000, per Gothamist.
The Post reports today that the victim, identified as Cris Piedrahita, 55, remains in critical condition.