April 1, 2012

Student Hospitalized After Two-Story Fall

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An intoxicated female student was hospitalized early Saturday morning after she fell 14 feet from the second floor of the Chi Phi fraternity on Friday. According to Kathy Zoner, chief of the Cornell University Police Department, the student was last reported to be in stable condition. As she tried to climb over a railing from the second floor onto a fireplace mantle, in an apparent attempt to dance on the mantle, the student slipped and fell, according to witnesses.She landed first on her lower back and then on her head, according to witnesses. She was unresponsive at the scene and remained unresponsive for several hours afterward.All three requested helicopters could not make it to the scene because of turbulent weather, according to emergency radio records. As a result, an ambulance was sent to respond by ground.

Original Author: Jinjoo Lee