Man Attempting to Take Photo at Ithaca Falls Dies From Injuries Sustained in Fall


Ithaca, NY. — A man who slipped and fell into the water of Ithaca Falls Tuesday afternoon while attempting to take a photograph has died from injuries sustained in the fall according to a press release from Ithaca Police.

Ithaca Police responded at 2:03 p.m., October 11, to a report of a subject drowning in the water at the base of Ithaca Falls, off of Lake St. in Ithaca. When officers arrived, they found 35-year-old Harish C. Nekkalapu of Ontario, Canada, unconcious and not breathing after several persons pulled him from the water. CPR was started until Ithaca Fire Department and Bangs Ambulance arrived on scene to assist with rendering medical aid and transported him to Cayuga Medical Center, where he later died.

An investigation by Ithaca Police found that Nekkalapu climbed up on the base of the Falls to take a picture when he slipped off into the water. The incident has been determined to be accidental, according to Ithaca Police.