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Wheatfield man treated at ECMC after falling down stairs

WHEATFIELD – A Mapleton Road man was taken to Erie County Medical Center after he fell down approximately 13 stairs at his home on Tuesday morning.

Charles Marotta, 60, was found unconscious and bleeding from his head at 3 a.m. at the base of a staircase in his home by Niagara County sheriff’s deputies. He regained consciousness as he was being treated by emergency medical technicians from Shawnee Fire Company.

The victim was confused and highly agitated, deputies said. A friend who had been visiting said they had been drinking wine together earlier. His wife, who found him before deputies arrived, said he also has been known to sleepwalk.