UW Student Dies at War Memorial Stadium
Officials at the University
of Wyoming are investigating the death of a student whose body
was found Saturday morning at War Memorial Stadium.
David C. Schmitt, 22, was a senior
geology major from Casper. He was a member of the UW men's swimming and
Police say it
appears that Schmitt was attempting to climb to the stadium's upper level
when the accident occurred. Stadium employees found the body when they
arrived to work at approximately 6:45 a.m.
"We are shocked and saddened to learn of David's death," UW
President Tom Buchanan said in a media release. "The death of a student is always tragic,
but it is even more difficult to comprehend on a day when the university
is celebrating a new beginning for our graduating students. We extend
our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends."
"We in the University of Wyoming athletics community offer our condolences to the Schmitt family and also to David's coaches, teammates and friends," says Athletics Director Tom Burman. "David was an admired student leader. The entire UW community, I know, shares these thoughts with me at this time."
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