Wednesday, October 27, 2010

DEVELOPING: Irish Student Dies After Tower Collapse

((HT: WSBT/WNDU-TV South Bend))

A 20-year-old student of Notre Dame died Wednesday afternoon when a video tower at the north end of the team's practice field collapsed in the high winds.

The student was taping practice from a hydraulic scissor lift when the accident happened.

The tower fell through a fence and is lying in the street between the practice field and the tennis courts.

“We are deeply saddened by this tragic loss,” said Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s president. “Our hearts go out to the student’s family and friends and our prayers and profound sympathies are with them during this incredibly difficult time. The loss of someone so young is a terrible shock and a great sadness. Our entire community shares in the family’s grief.”

The identity of the student is not being released pending notification of family members.

Here's the breaking news from our friends at WNDU-TV

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