Man Breaks Both Legs in Central Park Fall

He was trying to retrieve a cigar from over the gate

Monday, Oct 24, 2011  |  Updated 8:39 PM EDT
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Man Breaks Both Legs in Central Park Fall

NBC New York

A man broke both his legs when he tried to retrieve a cigar he dropped from over a gate separating Belvedere Castle from the rocks surrounding it.

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Emergency responders retrieved a man from the rocks surrounding Belvedere Castle in Central Park after he climbed over the gate separating the castle from the rocks and fell, police said.

The man had reportedly climbed over the gate because he dropped his cigar, witnesses at the scene said. He was on the rocks and trying to climb back up when he fell.

He broke both legs, said officials at the scene.

The man, who has not been identified, was taken to St. Luke's Roosevelt. He was expected to be treated and released Monday.

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