Student injured in MU dorm fall improving

Monday, November 15, 2010 | 10:07 a.m. CST

COLUMBIA — A 19-year-old freshman who fell from a dorm balcony at MU continues to improve.

Richard Mehan of Chesterfield is listed in fair condition at University Hospital where he was taken after the fall early Saturday.

Police say Mehan tumbled from a fifth-floor balcony onto a fourth-floor commons area at Laws Hall.

MU police Capt. Brian Weimer said the student had been hanging onto the outside of a railing when his hands apparently slipped.

Weimer said Mehan had been drinking.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Mehan is a 2010 graduate of St. Louis University High School, where he played lacrosse.


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Cora Mason November 16, 2010 | 8:34 p.m.

I'm glad to hear he's improving, but that was quite a fall. I will be praying for his full recovery.

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