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David Schmitt, University Of Wyoming Student, Dead After Falling Off Stadium

05/09/2011 01:21 pm ET | Updated Jul 09, 2011

A University of Wyoming student died on Saturday after allegedly falling off the school's War Memorial stadium.

David Schmitt was a 22 year-old geology major at the university.

The Laramie Boomerang has more:

Police said Schmitt fell through a narrow slot near the top of the lower level of the west side of War Memorial Stadium.

Stadium employees found Schmitt around 6:45 a.m. Saturday.

UW communications specialist Jim Kearns said Schmitt had been expected to walk during today’s graduation ceremonies.

It is unclear Schmitt got into the stadium, which was locked.

University police hypothesize Schmitt was trying to ascend to the stadium's upper level when he fell, according to the Denver Post.

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