Student dies after fall from bridge

2011-08-04 09:41

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Cape Town - A University of Stellenbosch student died on Wednesday afternoon, after being admitted to Stellenbosch Mediclinic with serious head and chest injuries following a fall from a bridge on the campus.

University security staff found an unconscious Reynard Strydom, 22, under the bridge at the JS Gericke library during routine patrols in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

According to ER24 spokesperson Andre Visser, Strydom fell about six metres. No other students were in the vicinity when paramedics arrived. The circumstances of his death remain a mystery.

Communications officer for the university, Mohamed Shaik, said management had learnt with sadness about Strydom’s death.

Police will investigate the death, but no foul play was suspected.

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