Thursday, May 10, 2007

OU Student Falls Fifteen Feet on Court Street

A Greek Week celebration on North Court Street left unexpected events. One moment an OU junior was enjoying a Greek Week celebration on a balcony, the next he was plummeting towards the concrete.

An OU student who witnessed the event sent Athens Midday these photos.

Captain Tom Pyle of Athens Police says that unfortunately this is not a solo incident in Athens. In the 18 years of service, he has seen about 10 to 15 cases. Pyle says that many more cases occur each year and are not reported.

Athens Midday wants to remind all viewers to be extra careful when enjoying company on any balcony. When mixed with alcohol and large groups of people, extra safety precautions need to be taken.