Ex-student survives 4-story fall at Conn. school

The News Leader

August 31, 2010 7:48:42 AM PDT
Police say a former student survived a four-story fall from the balcony of a Western Connecticut State University dormitory.

Police say 21-year-old Brian Mendicino of Watertown complained of shoulder and nose injuries after falling from a balcony at Pinney Hall on Monday night. He was reported in stable condition at Danbury Hospital.

Authorities say Mendicino was intoxicated when he fell. Police say he landed on an embankment and rolled down the slope to the edge of a parking lot.