Investigation Of Notre Dame Student Declan Sullivan’s Death Initiated

October 29th, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by GD  

By Madhuri Dey
notreOct 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) An investigation has been launched into the death of Declan Sullivan, a student of the University of Notre Dame who was killed when the tower on which he was standing to film the football practice at the university campus collapsed on Wednesday. Despite being rushed to the South Bend hospital almost immediately following the accident, the 20-year-old student could not be saved and he was shortly declared dead. Since the news of Declan Sullivan’s demise under such unfortunate circumstances came to light, condolences have been pouring in from various quarters.

In order to reveal details about the accident that claimed the 20-year-old’s life, Jack Swarbrick, the athletic director of the University of Notre Dame addressed reporters in a news conference on Thursday in which it was confirmed that Declan Sullivan was killed when a “extraordinary burst of wind” toppled the video tower on which the junior student was standing to shoot the football practice. Meanwhile, just few moments before the tower fell, the Notre Dame student posted a number of messages on Twitter in which he described that day’s condition as ‘terrifying.’ Moreover, just prior to the commencement of the football practice, Declan Sullivan revealed through his profile on the micro-blogging site that experiencing winds of strength up to 60 miles per hour at work would be fun while adding “I guess I’ve lived long enough.”

In the meanwhile, Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick told journalists present at the press conference that the probe into the case would also take into account details regarding whether Declan Sullivan had expressed his fear about the day to the video coordinator of the team.

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