21st Aug, 2019

Man dies after falling from University of Warwick building in Coventry

Felix Nobes 11th Jun, 2019 Updated: 11th Jun, 2019

A MAN has died after falling from a building at the University of Warwick Coventry campus.

Emergency services rushed to save the man at the university’s maths and statistics building in Gibbets Hall Road at around 11.20am yesterday (June 10).

But an update from West Midlands Police today says: “A man in his 20s who was taken to hospital after falling from a building at Warwick University Coventry campus has died.

“Officers were alerted to the medical emergency just after 11.20am yesterday following a call from the ambulance service.

“He was taken to hospital by air ambulance, but sadly died last night.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious and the coroner is being informed.”

Yesterday a University of Warwick spokesperson said: “A young man has been taken to hospital after falling from our maths and statistics building today.

“We’re extremely grateful to campus security and emergency services for their swift response and support.

“Examinations and other activities planned to take place in the building today are rescheduled and affected individuals are being contacted directly.

“We’ve written to students and staff in this building and surrounding buildings to provide details of wellbeing support available via the teams listed at: https://warwick.ac.uk/services/wellbeing.

“Other students and staff are also urged to access this support, and we will share more information with you as soon as we are able to do so.”

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson yesterday said: “We can confirm that we were called to reports of a patient in cardiac arrest at the Warwick University campus off Gibbet Hall Road, Coventry, at 11.16am today.

“Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance attended the scene.

“Crews arrived to find a man in a serious condition.

“Crews administered advanced life support on scene before the man was taken by land ambulance on blue lights to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further emergency care.”

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