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University of Iowa student falls from six-floor residence hall window
Students were ‘playing around’ in a Mayflower room when a student leaned back and fell through the screen of an open window
IOWA CITY — A University of Iowa student has been hospitalized after falling out of a sixth-floor window at Mayflower Residence Hall early Thursday.
UI police were called to Mayflower, 1110 North Dubuque St., at 4:22 a.m. for a report of a student falling out the window and landing on the hall’s north roof — meaning he fell about five stories, according to UI Public Safety spokeswoman Hayley Bruce.
Initial reports are the fall was an accident. Students said they were “playing around in a residence hall room when one student leaned back and fell through the screen of an open window,” Bruce said.
The student, who was not identified, was able to speak with first responders when they arrived, and he was transported to UI Hospitals and Clinics for treatment.
UI police are investigating. The university is offering counseling services to any student who needs it.
Mayflower — which opened in 1966 — is home to 1,032 students on the east side of campus.
Vanessa Miller covers higher education for The Gazette.
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