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Student dies in fall

Student dies in fall

Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 9:21 pm

SEWANEE (AP) — A University of Georgia student has died in a fall from a bluff while visiting friends at the University of the South. University of the South spokeswoman Laurie Saxton said Monday that 19-year-old Georgia freshman Greer Yorke fell from an overlook on the mountaintop campus around 3:30 a.m. Sunday and died later at a Chattanooga hospital. Campus police said Yorke fell about 50 feet after getting up from a bench where he was seated with a friend. The police report says he came to rest against a fallen tree. Saxton called it “a tragic accident.” Relatives say Yorke grew up in Charlotte, N.C. Published in The Messenger 10.28.08

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