(NOTRE DAME, Ind.) — A University of Notre Dame senior died early Saturday morning after falling from the roof of an athletic building, officials said.
The 21-year-old was set to graduate Sunday, according to a news release from the university. The student’s name will be provided as soon as next of kin is notified, Notre Dame Security Police said.
A Notre Dame Security Police official found the student unresponsive on the ground next to the Joyce Center, an athletic building that houses the Notre Dame basketball arena, at about 4 a.m. Saturday.
The university release said, “Initial investigation indicates that the victim was among a small group of students who had gained access to the roof, wet from precipitation, at a relatively low point from outside the building.”
Medical personnel responded but were unable to resuscitate the student. The cause of death will be determined by the county coroner, according to the university.
No other injuries were reported, the university said.
University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins called it a “terrible tragedy.”
“It is a profound sadness for all of us, on this graduation weekend, to lose someone so young and brimming with promise,” he said in a university statement.
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