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Man Dies After Jumping From Hospital Window



    St. Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem has confirmed that a 26-year-old patient died Monday night jumping from a window last week. (Published Tuesday, June 10, 2014)

    A man died Monday after falling out of a Lehigh County hospital window last week.

    The Lehigh County Coroner’s office ruled Jonathan Hanchick’s death from a window at St. Luke’s University Hospital – Bethlehem Campus accidental.

    Hanchick, who was 26, fell from a building at 801 Ostrum Street on the hospital’s campus around 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, according to the coroner.

    The coroner and a statement from the hospital disagree on the length of the fall. According to a statement from St. Luke's, the "patient broke through a locked bathroom window and jumped."

    He remained in critical condition until dying Monday from multiple blunt force trauma injuries, according to the coroner.

    Circumstances around Hanchick’s death remained under investigation by the Fountain Hill Police Department.

    The hospital said that out of respect for Hanchick's family that they wouldn't reveal any more details.