Notre Dame student dies after falling off sports arena roof
The University of Notre Dame says a 21-year-old student from Colorado who was set to graduate Sunday died after falling from the roof of the school’s sports arena.
William Meckling of Centennial, Colorado, was among a group of students who climbed onto the Joyce Center’s roof early Saturday. The school says the roof was wet and Meckling fell shortly before 3:45 a.m.
Two students told a campus security officer, who found Meckling unresponsive on the building’s east side near its Gate 7.
Meckling was pronounced dead at a hospital.
School officials say Meckling was a mechanical engineering major and a member of Notre Dame’s fencing team.
Notre Dame President the Rev. John Jenkins said “it is a profound sadness … to lose someone so young and brimming with promise.”