Friday, April 13, 2007

UBC Student falls off roof top, now in serious condition

This is taken from the RCMP website. Whoever the person in serious condition is, we wish them a speedy recovery.

UBC student falls off roof top, now in serious condition at VHG

Vancouver, UBC: Charges are pending against another student.

On April 12th, 2007 at approximately 02:20 pm, RCMP members of the University of British-Columbia Detachment attended a Fraternity House located in the 2800 block of Westbrook Mall after receiving word that a young man had fallen off the patio roof top.

After a preliminary investigation, witnesses say the young man who was standing on top of the patio roof top, reached down to another man who was standing on the ground. Police investigators are trying to determine what took place at that time. What we do know is that the young man fell down approximately 20 feet onto concrete injuring his head.

The victim was transported to Vancouver General Hospital where he is currently in serious but stable condition.

During the course of their investigation, police arrested the18-year-old man who standing on the ground during the incident. He was released on a Promise to Appear and is facing charges of Criminal Negligence Causing Bodily Harm.

Both young men are UBC students and alcohol appears to have been a factor in this incident. Students were celebrating Arts County Fair which is an annual event which symbolizes the end of classes.

This incident serves as a grim reminder that alcohol often lessens inhibitions and can lead to poor decisions.

Released by:

Cst. Annie Linteau
"E" Division Strategic Communications
Phone#: (604)264-2929

Source: (under "Today's News")