Phish Fan Critical After Leap from Balcony at Jones Beach Concert

Thursday, Aug 19, 2010  |  Updated 4:39 PM EDT
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Phish Fan Critical After Leap from Balcony at Jones Beach Concert

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Phish lead singer Trey Anastasio, on left, and bassist Mike Gordon perform on stage at Keyspan Park on Coney Island June 17, 2004 in Brooklyn, New York.

A man is recovering in the intensive care unit of a Long Island hospital after police say he leaped from the upper deck during a Phish concert at Jones Beach Theatre.

New York State Park Police say the man jumped from the top deck to a seating area about 25 feet below during Wednesday night's concert. He was then airlifted to Nassau University Medical Center. He was not identified.

A spokeswoman said Thursday the man was in critical, but stable, condition.

One spectator below reported a minor injury. Police didn't say whether the jumper will face charges.

At least two concertgoers said the injury took place during an intermission in the popular jam-band's performance.

The show continued after the intermission without incident.
 

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