The helicopter pictured was used to help airlift a local resident to Morristown Medical Center. Photo courtesy of the Hopatcong Police Department.
HOPATCONG, NJ – At 10:22 this morning a 68 year old male was on a ladder to paint the front of his home. He was found on the ground next to the fallen ladder laying in the gallon of paint. He sustained a laceration to his head and his leg when he fell approximately 12 feet onto the black top driveway. There was a large amount of blood loss. It was not known how long he was on the ground nor if he lost consciousness. He could not immediately answer questions as to his name, what day it is (etc). EMT/Police Officer Robert Haffner made the call to have the helicopter fly out the patient. The last information I have is that they were flying to Morristown Hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.