Mississippi State student dies after falling from stadium Jumbotron
A Mississippi State student has died after falling from the top of the Jumbotron in the school’s football stadium.
According to our newspartners at al.com, Andrew Scott Demboski, 21, went into cardiac arrest and died from head injuries sustained in the fall.
Okitibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt says “It appears to be a tragic accident.”
According to reports, Demboski and two other students climbed the Jumbotron on Friday night.
Dembosky slipped and fell 18-feet to a platform below the video board and landed on his head, according to Hunt.
MSU Public Relations director Sid Salter released this statement to the media:
“MSU can confirm the death of a student in an apparent accidental fall in the early morning hours today on the MSU campus near the M-Club building. The student is Andrew Scott Demboski, 21, of Ocean Springs. He was a junior Environmental Economics and Management major in the MSU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Andrew was a very talented student. Our campus is saddened by this loss on the day of Spring Commencement and we all mourn Andrew’s passing and are keeping his family in our prayers.
The incident remains under investigation.