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Hammock falls from building, hits tourist in lower Manhattan, source says

A tourist was hit by a hammock believed

A tourist was hit by a hammock believed to have fallen five stories from a lower Manhattan building, police said on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Photo Credit: Google Maps

A hammock struck and injured a British tourist who was walking in lower Manhattan Tuesday afternoon, according to a police source.

The unidentified 48-year-old was rushed to Bellevue Hospital Center in serious but stable condition after the wooden hammock fell from a building on 110 Church St. near Park Place around 4:55 p.m., the police said.

The hammock was believed to have fallen five stories to the street below, police said based on a preliminary investigation.

The woman, who is visiting the city from Britain and was with her husband during the incident, was conscious, according to a source.

There were no other injuries, police said. High winds were likely to have been the cause, according to investigators, but police and the FDNY were still determining what happened.


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