Student falls to his death from residence hall
January 27, 2014
Early this morning, an LS freshman was found in the courtyard of Third Avenue North residence hall after falling from the 15-story building.
Officials responded to the incident at 3:20 a.m., and the student was taken to Bellevue Hospital Center where he was pronounced dead. The circumstances surrounding the student’s death are under investigation.
“The University expresses its deepest sympathies to the family and loved ones of this young man; they are in our hearts and our prayers this morning,” NYU spokesman John Beckman said in a statement.
Beckman reminds students that they have resources if they need to talk to someone.
“We have had crisis counselors at the residence hall since early this morning, providing support to student residents and the hall staff,” he said. “Their presence on site will continue.”
The NYU Wellness Exchange is also available to all students 24 hours a day.
“We want to remind students of the availability of help around the clock at NYU — at 212.443.9999, or firstname.lastname@example.org — and we want everyone to remember that you will not get in trouble for calling in professional staff — counselors, hall staff, or others — to help when someone is struggling with an immediate problem,” Beckman said.