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Man Reportedly Jumped From Top Of UC Irvine Parking Garage
A man reportedly jumped to his death from the top of a parking garage at UC Irvine yesterday evening, according to the campus paper.
Witnesses say the man jumped from the top of the Social Science Parking Structure around 5:45 pm Friday, according to New University. The UC Irvine Police Department confirmed that they are investigating what happened, but they have not released any details.
Graduate student Reshawn Groomes told New University that he heard a loud crash from across the street and rushed over to see what happened. Eyewitnesses told him they saw a man jump from the top of the garage. A group of Good Samaritans rushed to the man's aid until police arrived, Groomes said.
An ambulance arrived at the scene (which can be seen in this photo), but it's not clear whether the man was taken to the hospital. Counselors from UC Irvine arrived on the scene later to offer support.
Last year a student from UC San Diego died after jumping from the same parking structure.
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