Notre Dame Students Dies When Tower Collapses


Twenty-year-old Declan Sullivan from Long Grove, Ill. died when the tower from which he was filming football practice fell over. He was transported to South Bend hospital where he later died.

Authorities are investigating the incident, which they believe was due to 50 mph winds.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to Declan's family and friends," football coach Brian Kelly said in a release. "Declan was a diligent student worker in our video department and had a tremendous personality and great sense of humor. He brightened the days for all that had the privilege to work with him, and the Notre Dame football family will dearly miss him."

"We are deeply saddened by this tragic loss," university president Rev. Jenkins said. "Our hearts go out to the student's family and friends and our prayers and profound sympathies are with them during this incredibly difficult time. The loss of someone so young is a terrible shock and a great sadness. Our entire community shares in the family's grief."



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