Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts took a spill at his home and ended up being taken to the hospital on Monday.
A spokesman at the Supreme Court said Roberts fell while at his summer home in Maine, and he was hospitalized as a “precaution.” He apparently took a fall around 2 p.m. ET.
“He’s fine,” said another source close to Roberts.
Roberts, 52, was taken to Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport, Maine, according to St. George Fire Chief Tim Polky. He was transferred from his house to the mainland on a private boat; from there he was transferred to an ambulance, Polky said.
“He was conscious and alert when they put him in the rescue (vehicle) and took him to Penobscot Bay Medical Center,” Polky said.
But MaineCoastNow.com reported that St. George Ambulance responded to a call of a man who had fallen 5 to 10 feet and landed on a dock, hitting the back of his head. The patient was ashen and was foaming at the mouth. The patient had reportedly suffered a grand mal seizure.