Richmond man hospitalized after fall from roof

Posted Feb. 13, 2014, at 2:24 p.m.

RICHMOND, Maine — A Richmond man was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland after he fell off the roof of a mobile home Thursday morning.

Richmond Police Chief Scott MacMaster said police were called to 282 Brown Road at 10:36 a.m.

Carl Beckim, 29, who lives at the residence, was on the roof of the mobile home shoveling when he fell and landed face first on a porch about 10 feet below.

Beckim was awake and responsive when rescuers arrived. An officer observed face and neck injuries, MacMaster said.

A North East Mobile Health Services ambulance responded. Richmond police and firefighters helped with stabilization.

MacMaster said police called for a LifeFlight helicopter to respond but poor weather conditions made it impossible to fly a helicopter to the scene. Instead, a LifeFlight ground crew planned to respond and meet North East en route to Maine Medical Center.