Woman falls off roof during Wittenberg off-campus party

Wittenberg University. (WDTN, Beairshelle Edmé)

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – A woman fell from a roof during an off-campus party near Wittenberg University.

The 22-year-old is a 2016 graduate of the university.

Witnesses say she fell off the roof during a party early Sunday morning. Officials say she was taken by medical helicopter to the hospital.

“We all heard a large thud,” said one student who wanted to remain anonymous.

As of Tuesday, she was listed in fair condition at Miami Valley Hospital.

2 NEWS reached out to Wittenberg for comment and is waiting to hear back.

Officials are investigating what happened.

Students and faculty received the following e-mail from the Dean of Students, Casey Gill on April 9th:

“Dear Members of the Wittenberg Community,

I am writing to let you know that a 2016 graduate sustained serious injuries following a fall at the FIJI house between 2 a.m.-3 a.m. today. She was airlifted to Miami Vally Hospital, where she is in critical but stable condition. Her family is with her now, and we are monitoring the situation closely.

We will be holding a special community gathering at 1 p.m. in 105 Shouvlin to offer support to one another during this difficult time. Please know that support services are also available through the campus pastors and residence life staff.  If you need immediate assistance, Talk One-2-One is a counseling resource for confidential support, 24/7. The number for assistance is 1-800-756-3124.

Our thoughts and prayers are with our alumna and her family at this time. We will continue to keep you updated as needed.”

 

Keep checking WDTN.com for the latest news, weather and sports. To get alerts for breaking news, grab the FREE WDTN News App for iPhone or Android. You can also sign up for email alerts here.

Don’t miss another post on Facebook or Twitter for all the latest breaking news

WDTN.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s