BYU student who fell 4 stories on campus has died

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(KUTV) -- The BYU student who fell four stories inside the Tanner Building on campus, has died according to a BYU spokesperson.

The student was a 19-year-old female, who has not been named.

She was initially critically injured on Monday during the fall but has since succumbed to her injuries.

The fall was a suicide attempt, Lt. Steven Messick with BYU police told 2News.

All classes in the Tanner Building at BYU were cancelled on Monday, according to a tweet by the university. The building would reopen Tuesday, the university said.

"Please know that help is available," the university said in a tweet.

BYU said resources were available to all students through Counseling & Psychological Services at its Wilkinson Student Center. Walk-in crisis counseling would be available Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. there, the university said.

After hours, students were instructed to call BYU campus police's on-call counselor, or to call the Utah County Crisis Line at 801-691-5433. The number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK.

Those seeking support who may be uncomfortable talking on the phone can text "HOME" to 741741 or utilize the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's online resources.


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