Thursday, October 28, 2010
Notre Dame Student Dies After Fall.
Notre Dame student Declan Sullivan tweeted about gusty winds prior to accident by Dan Parzych Examiner.com October 28th, 2010 One of the biggest stories in the sports world this week comes from South Bend, Indiana where a Notre Dame student died after a tower fell over on Wednesday due to strong winds. 20-year old Declan Sullivan, who worked for the school’s video department, was filming football practice for the Fighting Irish from the top of a video tower on a day in which high winds reached 51 mph. As tragic as this story is, it’s the messages posted on Sullivan’s Twitter account while he was up in the tower before the accident that makes this story even more devastating to take in. According to Ellie Hall of The Huffington Post, Sullivan posted two messages about how intense the wind was from the top of the tower. From Sullivan’s Twitter account: "Gust of wind up to 60mph well today will be fun at work... I guess I've lived long enough :-/." "Holy **** holy **** this is terrifying." This accident has struck up a new line of controversy for Notre Dame as many are criticizing the school for holding practice outside in such harsh conditions. The team held practice indoors on Tuesday after there were tornado warnings throughout the area, but head coach Brian Kelly decided to resume practice outdoors on Wednesday—despite the strong winds.
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