Student filming practice dies when tower topples

AP Sports Writer

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - A Notre Dame student has died after a tower used to tape football practice toppled over.

The school says the 21-year-old man was filming practice when the hydraulic scissor lift fell over Wednesday afternoon. He was transported to a South Bend hospital, where he later died.

Notre Dame will not identify the student until family members are notified of his death.

The cause of the accident isn't known. Winds in the area were gusting to 51 mph at the time, according to the National Weather Service. The lift, which can be lowered or raised depending on needs, stretched across a nearby street.

University president Rev. John Jenkins says the school is "deeply saddened by this tragic loss."
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