Over the last two weeks, two tragic accidents have occurred at two student halls of residence. One in Bournemouth ending in a fatality and one in Sheffield resulting in life altering injuries. Both isolated incidents involve falling from a window.
Emergency services were called to Lyme Regis House next to Bournemouth University's business centre, responding to reports that a man had fallen from a 10th floor window. Many residents were unaware of the tragedy until the morning when police continued to conduct their investigations. Despite the best efforts of the emergency services the 20-year-old student was unfortunately reported dead at the scene.
The second incident in Sheffield happened just the day before, an 18-year-old University of Sheffield student was found in the early hours of Saturday morning after a fall of 40 feet. Debora Green, head of Student Support and Well-Being at The University of Sheffield, said: "The student remains in hospital and her condition continues to cause concern".
Our thoughts and support go out to the families.