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An elderly man was found unresponsive and flown to the hospital in critical condition after he fell down a flight of stairs in Richmond, fire officials said.

The Richmond Township Fire Protection District responded around 7:20 p.m. Saturday to the 4800 block of Hill Road in Richmond for a fall victim.

Fire officials said an elderly male had fallen down a flight of stairs leading to the basement.

Paramedics arrived to find the victim unresponsive with potentially life-threatening injuries.

Mercyhealth MD-1 and a medical helicopter were requested to the incident.

The mobile medical doctor reported they were delayed in their response so the fire department canceled their response, fire officials said.

The Spring Grove Fire Protection District was also requested for manpower and responded to the scene with an ambulance.

The male victim was transported by ambulance to the Richmond fire station where a LifeNet helicopter landed.

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The victim was transferred to the helicopter for continued advanced care and transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.

Fire officials said the man was in critical condition at the time of the incident and remains hospitalized in the same condition.