Texas State student dies after fall on campus

June 14, 2011 4:31:24 AM PDT
School officials say a Texas State University senior has died after falling from a ladder within the Sky Spiral tower at the Aquarena Center on campus. Police in San Marcos say 26-year-old John Patrick Fox of Austin was pronounced dead at the scene Sunday.

Campus police say Fox and another man entered the 220-foot-tall tower without permission. Public access is limited.

Police say a nearby resident noticed the two men atop the tower and called authorities. Fox fell while trying to climb down.

Fox's companion, who safely reached the ground, faces a criminal trespass charge.

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