- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A University of Missouri student is in critical condition after falling from a second-story balcony at a weekend party.

The Columbia Missourian (https://bit.ly/1vWk5n4 ) reports that 19-year-old Jack Lipp, an Illinois resident, fell 15 feet onto a gravel driveway early Saturday at a downtown home.

Columbia police want to talk to some of the 100 partygoers who fled the scene when officers arrived

Resident Mike Novak told the newspaper that the balcony’s railing was broken and he told guests it wasn’t safe to stand on. He said no one witnessed Lipp’s fall.

Lipp remained in critical condition Tuesday at University Hospital in Columbia.

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