- Associated Press - Saturday, May 7, 2016

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - The Latest on the Saturday morning death of a Mississippi State University student who fell from a video display at the football stadium (all times local):

11 a.m.

A coroner says a Mississippi State University student who died in an early morning fall had climbed atop a football stadium video system before tumbling roughly 20 feet to a concrete structure.

The university identified the victim as 21-year-old Andrew Scott Demboski of Ocean Springs.

Oktibbeha (ock-TIB’-eh-hah) County Coroner Michael Hunt said Demboski had suffered a head injury in the fall. He landed on a concrete structure high above the ground, complicating emergency workers’ efforts to remove and treat him.

The accident happened around 1:30 a.m. Saturday on the campus in Starkville, hours ahead of spring graduation ceremonies. The university issued a statement expressing sadness at the loss. The statement said an investigation was under way and no additional comment would be issued until Monday.


9:30 a.m.

Mississippi State University confirms that a 21-year-old student from Ocean Springs has died after an apparently accidental fall.

A statement from the university says Andrew Scott Demboski died early Saturday morning.

The university gave no details. But Oktibbeha (ock-TIB’-eh-hah) County Coroner Michael Hunt told WTVA television (https://bit.ly/1YeIaFV) that Demboski died after a fall from the top of the “Jumbotron” video system at the campus stadium

It’s unclear how Demboski, a junior, got inside the stadium. The university said only that an investigation has begun and that it would release no other information on the death until noon Monday.


Information from: WTVA-TV, https://www.wtva.com



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