Tragedy at Brunel as student falls six storeys to his death
Friday 25 October 2013
A hundred traumatised London university students were being counselled by experts on Thursday after a student fell from a top-floor window at a hall of residence.
Police and emergency services were called to Brunel University, Uxbridge, at 1.30pm where the unidentified man was pronounced dead.
He was reportedly found by a security guard at the foot of St. Margaret’s Hall where the operative administered emergency CPR until police and paramedics arrived.
A Brunel University spokesperson said the deceased student's family had been informed and that counselling services are available for students and staff affected by the incident.
University chaplain the Rev. Sally Hitchiner said: “It’s been a real shock to everyone. There’s a very sombre mood on campus at the moment, it’s like a cloud has descended over us. I don’t think there is a single person here who hasn’t been affected in some way by what’s happened but we’re coming together as a community."
She added: “We have a well-thought through protocol for this kind of incident. Our counselling and support teams were up and running within half an hour. We will be providing comprehensive support to the family throughout this difficult time.”
An informal memorial service will be held for the man on Tuesday evening on campus.
Anyone affected by issues raised in this story can contact the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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