Updated: Man Airlifted After 40-Foot Fall at Shadmoor in Montauk

Update, 4:40 p.m.: East Hampton Town police said that a man who fell from a bluff at Shadomoor State Park in Montauk on Thursday afternoon dropped 40 to 50 feet, at what police said is the highest part of the bluffs. 

The man, identified only as a 31-year-old from Port Jefferson, had traveled to Montauk with two friends, according to Sergeant Chelsea Tierney. They parked in the parking area at the state park and walked the trails. His friends told police they were looking at the ocean waves and did not see him fall, but by the time they turned back in his direction, he was tumbling down the bluff. 

Police received a 911 call at 2:34 p.m. Since it was received by the East Hampton Village Police Department, which takes calls for emergency medical services, Sergeant Tierney was not sure who had placed it, but she said the caller was not familiar with the area, and it was difficult to find him. Dispatchers were able to determine the mile marker, and responders approached from the east and west, eventually finding the man who had fallen at the bottom of the bluff. 

He had a head injury, but was conscious and able to walk. He was "a bit disoriented," Sergeant Tierney said. "He didn't know where he was or why he was with us." 

He was taken by helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital. Police are not releasing his name until they can get in touch with his family.  

Originally, 3:50 p.m.: A man walking along the edge of a cliff on the west side of Shadmoor State Park in Montauk fell approximately 40 feet to the bottom on Thursday afternoon, according to Montauk Fire Chief Vinnie Franzone. Though conscious and able to walk, he was injured and was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, a level-one trauma center, due to the height of the fall. 

It was unclear how the fall occurred. 

After they ascertained where the man had landed, the department's heavy rescue team went to assist him. However, "he immediately got up and started walking down the beach westbound," said the chief, who ended up guiding him up a staircase to the top of the cliff to meet emergency medical responders. 

The chief said the man, who was approximately 30 years old, experienced a head injury. The Montauk ambulance transported him to Amagansett Farm, where a Suffolk medevac helicopter landed and to take him to Stony Brook.