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UNL student falls from fire escape

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By: Brittany Paris

A UNL student is in serious condition after falling from a fire escape at his fraternity's house.

Ryan Healy, 21, from Pennsylvania, fell three stories and landed on concrete. Lincoln and UNL police were called to the Phi Gamma Delta frat house around 12:25 Friday morning.

"When they arrived, they found Ryan Healy had fallen on the west side of the building and had fallen to the concrete," Charlotte Evans, UNL Police Assistant Chief, said.

Evans said Healy had gone to the third floor fire escape to smoke a cigarette, sat on the ledge and fell off.

She said witnesses described him as being intoxicated, but is not sure how big of a role alcohol played in the fall.

Students who live at the frat next door said the fraternity has their support.

"I think everybody's thoughts and prayers are with them," Sean Wade, UNL student, said.

"Greek community supports each other," Kaleb Hueftle, UNL student, said. "I always have my prayers for them and hope for the best for them."

Evans said she doesn't think there was a party at the house and it doesn't seem like there was any sort of struggle.

"It appears at this point in the investigation to be just a very terrible accident," Evans said.


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