published Friday, April 4th, 2014

University of Arizona student dies in fall at dorm

TUCSON, Ariz. — A University of Arizona freshman has died after he fell from a 20-foot cooling tower he was climbing on a dormitory roof.

Campus police say the fall by 19-year-old Michael Evan Anderson of Mission Viejo, Calif., appears to be an accident.

They say Anderson and another student scaled an exterior wall of a three-story residence hall before 4 a.m. Friday to get to the roof. The two then climbed the tower that houses a swamp cooler. The unidentified student told police that Anderson fell to the roof.

Sgt. Filbert Barrera, a campus police spokesman, says Anderson already was dead when officers and Tucson fire personnel arrived.

The dorm is located near the university's football stadium.

Barrera says an autopsy will determine if drugs or alcohol were factors in the fall.

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