WSU Student Critically Injured After Balcony Fall
SPOKANE (AP) — A Washington State University student remains in critical condition after falling from a second-floor balcony during a party.
The Spokesman-Review reports that police say Nathan Hopkins, of Davenport, had been standing on a bench near the balcony railing when he lost his balance. The 18-year-old had reportedly been drinking when he fell 11 feet onto a slab of concrete.
The teen suffered serious head injuries and was taken to a Spokane hospital, where he remained in critical condition Monday.
The incident marked the third time someone has fallen from a College Hill residence this semester.
A 22-year-old Hayden Lake man fell 30 feet from WSU's Kappa Delta sorority in August but sustained injuries that weren't life threatening. In September, a WSU student was hospitalized after falling from a balcony.