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IOWA CITY - A drunk and unresponsive man found in a University of Iowa dormitory Saturday night has died, UI officials said Sunday.
University of Iowa police were called to the Daum Residence Hall on the east side of campus at 10:44 p.m. Saturday for a report of an intoxicated and unresponsive man. Police arrived on scene three minutes later.
The man - who has not been identified - was taken to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, where he died. His cause of death has not been disclosed. The incident remains under investigation, and UI officials said they are not releasing any additional information at this time.
While it is unknown how alcohol may have contributed to the death or whether the man was a UI student, the university reported last August that it had seen a decrease in high-risk drinking behavior among students. The UI's 2016 National College Assessment showed 50.9 percent of students engaged in high-risk drinking.
The survey showed that almost 73 percent of the nearly 600 UI students who responded reported using alcohol in the past 30 days, down from more than 83 percent in 2011; and about 23.2 percent of the respondents used alcohol on 10 or more days in the past 30, down from 30.4 percent in 2011.
UI students in need of support are encouraged to contact University Counseling Services or Student Care and Assistance.