Police called to Lyme Regis House after reports man had fallen out of window of student accommodation

Bournemouth Echo: Man dies after falling 10 storeys out of a window in Bournemouth Man dies after falling 10 storeys out of a window in Bournemouth

A STUDENT has died after falling 10 storeys from a student accommodation block in Bournemouth last night.

Emergency services including police, fire and ambulance, were called to Lyme Regis House, next to Bournemouth University's Executive Business Centre in Holdenhurst Road at midnight.

They were responding to reports a man had fallen from the 10th floor window.

Once at the scene, officers located the 20-year-old on a flat roof but despite the attempts of the emergency services, they were unable to resuscitate him.

The man's next of kin have been informed.

Staff at the block referred callers this morning to the building operators, Campus Living Villages, who manage the facility on behalf of Bournemouth University.

A spokesperson from the university said: "Bournemouth University is sorry to confirm that a student has died following a fall from Lyme Regis House this morning, Friday, April 4.

"Emergency services attended the scene and the student's next of kin have been informed. Bournemouth University is working with Campus Living Villages, who own and operate the Halls of Residence on behalf of the university.

"Bournemouth University is working closely with the Students' Union and student support services to provide support for students and staff affected."

This morning students told the Daily Echo police officers had to smash through a window of a first floor flat to reach the man.

Alex King who lives on the first floor of the building said he heard a loud noise outside but didn’t realize what had happened until police officers knocked on his door.

The 20-year-old said: “I heard a loud bang but we didn’t know what it was. Then the police knocked on our door and came into our flat. They had to smash our kitchen window to get to him.”

One student, who asked not to be named, said most people living in the building only heard of the tragedy this morning.

She said: “I didn’t hear anything. My flat mate told me about it this morning.”

She added: “It’s heartbreaking. My thoughts go out to all his friends and family.”

The man is the second student from the university to die in less than a month, Talented budding journalist Tayla Woodard died in the early hours of Sunday, March 9 at a house in London.

The third-year student was in her final year of a Bachelor of Arts degree in multimedia journalism.

As well as studying in the town, Tayla worked at the university’s student union, The Old Fire Station in Holdenhurst Road.

Her death is being treated as unexplained.

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8:01am Fri 4 Apr 14

Controversial But True says...

Unbelievable!! Someone has died, and the inconsiderate commenting has begun!

RIP
Unbelievable!! Someone has died, and the inconsiderate commenting has begun! RIP Controversial But True
  • Score: 34

8:02am Fri 4 Apr 14

user_name says...

Very sad news. RIP.
Very sad news. RIP. user_name
  • Score: 40

8:05am Fri 4 Apr 14

lass72 says...

RIP thoughts are with the family
RIP thoughts are with the family lass72
  • Score: 33

8:16am Fri 4 Apr 14

Mrs Chris B. says...

Tragic news.....so sad to read this , r.i.p.
Tragic news.....so sad to read this , r.i.p. Mrs Chris B.
  • Score: 23

8:41am Fri 4 Apr 14

Controversial But True says...

Controversial But True wrote:
Unbelievable!! Someone has died, and the inconsiderate commenting has begun!

RIP
Now the 'inconsiderate comments' have been removed. Thanks Echo.
[quote][p][bold]Controversial But True[/bold] wrote: Unbelievable!! Someone has died, and the inconsiderate commenting has begun! RIP[/p][/quote]Now the 'inconsiderate comments' have been removed. Thanks Echo. Controversial But True
  • Score: 56

8:49am Fri 4 Apr 14

fuhamfc12 says...

Controversial But True wrote:
Controversial But True wrote:
Unbelievable!! Someone has died, and the inconsiderate commenting has begun!

RIP
Now the 'inconsiderate comments' have been removed. Thanks Echo.
I agree, it was the same as the story of the person found 40 feet up a tree in meyrick park. This is no place to leave vial comments about someone who has lost there life.

People who wish to leave such comments need to take a hard look at them self and be thankful they are still alive today. People will suggest anything, the truth is, no one knows what has happened. Thoughts are with the family and friends. Rip
[quote][p][bold]Controversial But True[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Controversial But True[/bold] wrote: Unbelievable!! Someone has died, and the inconsiderate commenting has begun! RIP[/p][/quote]Now the 'inconsiderate comments' have been removed. Thanks Echo.[/p][/quote]I agree, it was the same as the story of the person found 40 feet up a tree in meyrick park. This is no place to leave vial comments about someone who has lost there life. People who wish to leave such comments need to take a hard look at them self and be thankful they are still alive today. People will suggest anything, the truth is, no one knows what has happened. Thoughts are with the family and friends. Rip fuhamfc12
  • Score: 48

9:00am Fri 4 Apr 14

nosuchluck54 says...

fuhamfc12 wrote:
Controversial But True wrote:
Controversial But True wrote:
Unbelievable!! Someone has died, and the inconsiderate commenting has begun!

RIP
Now the 'inconsiderate comments' have been removed. Thanks Echo.
I agree, it was the same as the story of the person found 40 feet up a tree in meyrick park. This is no place to leave vial comments about someone who has lost there life.

People who wish to leave such comments need to take a hard look at them self and be thankful they are still alive today. People will suggest anything, the truth is, no one knows what has happened. Thoughts are with the family and friends. Rip
Use a spellchecker then you will make sense.My thoughts are with the friends and family of the person concerned.
[quote][p][bold]fuhamfc12[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Controversial But True[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Controversial But True[/bold] wrote: Unbelievable!! Someone has died, and the inconsiderate commenting has begun! RIP[/p][/quote]Now the 'inconsiderate comments' have been removed. Thanks Echo.[/p][/quote]I agree, it was the same as the story of the person found 40 feet up a tree in meyrick park. This is no place to leave vial comments about someone who has lost there life. People who wish to leave such comments need to take a hard look at them self and be thankful they are still alive today. People will suggest anything, the truth is, no one knows what has happened. Thoughts are with the family and friends. Rip[/p][/quote]Use a spellchecker then you will make sense.My thoughts are with the friends and family of the person concerned. nosuchluck54
  • Score: -41

9:03am Fri 4 Apr 14

fuhamfc12 says...

nosuchluck54 wrote:
fuhamfc12 wrote:
Controversial But True wrote:
Controversial But True wrote:
Unbelievable!! Someone has died, and the inconsiderate commenting has begun!

RIP
Now the 'inconsiderate comments' have been removed. Thanks Echo.
I agree, it was the same as the story of the person found 40 feet up a tree in meyrick park. This is no place to leave vial comments about someone who has lost there life.

People who wish to leave such comments need to take a hard look at them self and be thankful they are still alive today. People will suggest anything, the truth is, no one knows what has happened. Thoughts are with the family and friends. Rip
Use a spellchecker then you will make sense.My thoughts are with the friends and family of the person concerned.
Does it really matter, you can understand what had been said as you have made a comment. Again let's get to the point of the story.
[quote][p][bold]nosuchluck54[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fuhamfc12[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Controversial But True[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Controversial But True[/bold] wrote: Unbelievable!! Someone has died, and the inconsiderate commenting has begun! RIP[/p][/quote]Now the 'inconsiderate comments' have been removed. Thanks Echo.[/p][/quote]I agree, it was the same as the story of the person found 40 feet up a tree in meyrick park. This is no place to leave vial comments about someone who has lost there life. People who wish to leave such comments need to take a hard look at them self and be thankful they are still alive today. People will suggest anything, the truth is, no one knows what has happened. Thoughts are with the family and friends. Rip[/p][/quote]Use a spellchecker then you will make sense.My thoughts are with the friends and family of the person concerned.[/p][/quote]Does it really matter, you can understand what had been said as you have made a comment. Again let's get to the point of the story. fuhamfc12
  • Score: 26

9:14am Fri 4 Apr 14

kingstonpaul says...

Very tragic. Something not dissimilar to this happened at my son's university (Sheffield) last weekend.
Very tragic. Something not dissimilar to this happened at my son's university (Sheffield) last weekend. kingstonpaul
  • Score: 4

9:21am Fri 4 Apr 14

scrumpyjack says...

I'm surprised windows at this height are able to be opened fully, all the offices I have worked in have restricted opening after so many floors.

Poor lad and poor family.
I'm surprised windows at this height are able to be opened fully, all the offices I have worked in have restricted opening after so many floors. Poor lad and poor family. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 34

10:43am Fri 4 Apr 14

Zdgusjenrn says...

I lived there last year on the 8th floor and i do believe the big kitchen windows were restricted to only open a little bit, he might have broken the device that stopped in opening the whole way though.
So sad :( rip
I lived there last year on the 8th floor and i do believe the big kitchen windows were restricted to only open a little bit, he might have broken the device that stopped in opening the whole way though. So sad :( rip Zdgusjenrn
  • Score: 7

10:49am Fri 4 Apr 14

afcb-mark says...

Gone too soon. Very tragic when his life was just starting out. Poor young man.
Gone too soon. Very tragic when his life was just starting out. Poor young man. afcb-mark
  • Score: 14

11:09am Fri 4 Apr 14

speedy231278 says...

How on earth can you even get out of the window of a modern building like that at such height?
How on earth can you even get out of the window of a modern building like that at such height? speedy231278
  • Score: 3

12:36pm Fri 4 Apr 14

glendower2909 says...

Very sad and as some have said not a time for any dark humour.

Same thing happened at my daughters uni in London last term. In that case it was proven as suicide. There were window restrictions in place but the person concerned removed them and jumped. At the end of the day if someone is really committed to take their own life then no amount of window restrictions / locks etc is going to stop them. Jumping from such a height is not a cry for help it is a conscious decision as unlike an overdose there is in reality no way back.

If it is proven to be suicide then while very very sad for all concerned in someways you have to respect their choice as it Takes a brave person to do this. Thoughts should be more centred on their family as it will be them that are suffering and wondering were there were any signs that they missed or was there more that could be done.

Once again very sad.
Very sad and as some have said not a time for any dark humour. Same thing happened at my daughters uni in London last term. In that case it was proven as suicide. There were window restrictions in place but the person concerned removed them and jumped. At the end of the day if someone is really committed to take their own life then no amount of window restrictions / locks etc is going to stop them. Jumping from such a height is not a cry for help it is a conscious decision as unlike an overdose there is in reality no way back. If it is proven to be suicide then while very very sad for all concerned in someways you have to respect their choice as it Takes a brave person to do this. Thoughts should be more centred on their family as it will be them that are suffering and wondering were there were any signs that they missed or was there more that could be done. Once again very sad. glendower2909
  • Score: 9

12:51pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Wageslave says...

This ugly building has tiny little windows, surely not something that you could easily fall out of. Someone should be looking out for the welfare of these kids living away from home
This ugly building has tiny little windows, surely not something that you could easily fall out of. Someone should be looking out for the welfare of these kids living away from home Wageslave
  • Score: 0

1:20pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Arjay says...

I really think the Echo needs to review its policy on allowing comments on items like this.......
Where there is the loss of a life, I can't see how it's really appropriate to have an 'open forum' - especially so soon after the event.
People will inevitably write comments that others may find offensive, and when the Echo then edit, there are often further comments about 'unfair censorship'.....
Surely, its best to simply disable comments, for items like this?......
I really think the Echo needs to review its policy on allowing comments on items like this....... Where there is the loss of a life, I can't see how it's really appropriate to have an 'open forum' - especially so soon after the event. People will inevitably write comments that others may find offensive, and when the Echo then edit, there are often further comments about 'unfair censorship'..... Surely, its best to simply disable comments, for items like this?...... Arjay
  • Score: 36

2:10pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Huey says...

Arjay wrote:
I really think the Echo needs to review its policy on allowing comments on items like this....... Where there is the loss of a life, I can't see how it's really appropriate to have an 'open forum' - especially so soon after the event. People will inevitably write comments that others may find offensive, and when the Echo then edit, there are often further comments about 'unfair censorship'..... Surely, its best to simply disable comments, for items like this?......
Or, if you are easily offended, use your discretion to find something else on the Internet to look at instead of continuing to read on. Just a thought.
[quote][p][bold]Arjay[/bold] wrote: I really think the Echo needs to review its policy on allowing comments on items like this....... Where there is the loss of a life, I can't see how it's really appropriate to have an 'open forum' - especially so soon after the event. People will inevitably write comments that others may find offensive, and when the Echo then edit, there are often further comments about 'unfair censorship'..... Surely, its best to simply disable comments, for items like this?......[/p][/quote]Or, if you are easily offended, use your discretion to find something else on the Internet to look at instead of continuing to read on. Just a thought. Huey
  • Score: -28

2:13pm Fri 4 Apr 14

kangaroo_joey says...

Wageslave wrote:
This ugly building has tiny little windows, surely not something that you could easily fall out of. Someone should be looking out for the welfare of these kids living away from home
They are not kids, they are quite capable of looking after themselves, for many people going to University is the first step to freedom and the first steps of adulthood and all part of growing up
[quote][p][bold]Wageslave[/bold] wrote: This ugly building has tiny little windows, surely not something that you could easily fall out of. Someone should be looking out for the welfare of these kids living away from home[/p][/quote]They are not kids, they are quite capable of looking after themselves, for many people going to University is the first step to freedom and the first steps of adulthood and all part of growing up kangaroo_joey
  • Score: 10

3:21pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Arjay says...

Huey wrote:
Arjay wrote:
I really think the Echo needs to review its policy on allowing comments on items like this....... Where there is the loss of a life, I can't see how it's really appropriate to have an 'open forum' - especially so soon after the event. People will inevitably write comments that others may find offensive, and when the Echo then edit, there are often further comments about 'unfair censorship'..... Surely, its best to simply disable comments, for items like this?......
Or, if you are easily offended, use your discretion to find something else on the Internet to look at instead of continuing to read on. Just a thought.
Thank you for your advice on that. Most helpful.
[quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Arjay[/bold] wrote: I really think the Echo needs to review its policy on allowing comments on items like this....... Where there is the loss of a life, I can't see how it's really appropriate to have an 'open forum' - especially so soon after the event. People will inevitably write comments that others may find offensive, and when the Echo then edit, there are often further comments about 'unfair censorship'..... Surely, its best to simply disable comments, for items like this?......[/p][/quote]Or, if you are easily offended, use your discretion to find something else on the Internet to look at instead of continuing to read on. Just a thought.[/p][/quote]Thank you for your advice on that. Most helpful. Arjay
  • Score: 6

6:23pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Anon_234 says...

And that's not the point I've made...

A person's suicide isn't about a blame game - but a person in that frame of mind needs to be protected as far as they can be when they can't help themselves so an intervention can take place and they can get the help they need (hence why we spend so much on safeguarding bridges/railways for this exact reason). This is an instance where one of those protections that was in place has failed so why is that an unfair point to make?

What's the point of having high-up windows that have restricted opening at all then? What are they designed for? And what's the point of that design if you're handing out the keys to them freely to the people they're designed to protect?
And that's not the point I've made... A person's suicide isn't about a blame game - but a person in that frame of mind needs to be protected as far as they can be when they can't help themselves so an intervention can take place and they can get the help they need (hence why we spend so much on safeguarding bridges/railways for this exact reason). This is an instance where one of those protections that was in place has failed so why is that an unfair point to make? What's the point of having high-up windows that have restricted opening at all then? What are they designed for? And what's the point of that design if you're handing out the keys to them freely to the people they're designed to protect? Anon_234
  • Score: -9

8:26pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Awesome Storm says...

kangaroo_joey wrote:
Wageslave wrote:
This ugly building has tiny little windows, surely not something that you could easily fall out of. Someone should be looking out for the welfare of these kids living away from home
They are not kids, they are quite capable of looking after themselves, for many people going to University is the first step to freedom and the first steps of adulthood and all part of growing up
He was 20 years of age. Although technically he was an adult, according to a law on a piece of paper, he was still his mother's child, and when they go to uni, they are still kids, psychologically/emot
ionally speaking. 20 is just out of the teen phase, and going to uni is, as you say, the FIRST step into adulthood. Please have some compassion.
[quote][p][bold]kangaroo_joey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wageslave[/bold] wrote: This ugly building has tiny little windows, surely not something that you could easily fall out of. Someone should be looking out for the welfare of these kids living away from home[/p][/quote]They are not kids, they are quite capable of looking after themselves, for many people going to University is the first step to freedom and the first steps of adulthood and all part of growing up[/p][/quote]He was 20 years of age. Although technically he was an adult, according to a law on a piece of paper, he was still his mother's child, and when they go to uni, they are still kids, psychologically/emot ionally speaking. 20 is just out of the teen phase, and going to uni is, as you say, the FIRST step into adulthood. Please have some compassion. Awesome Storm
  • Score: 5

12:02pm Sat 5 Apr 14

MyFairLady says...

I spent the evening last night with one of the paramedics who attended this incident, and believe me, everyone is affected by what has happened. The whole emergency services team were really shaken up by it, notwithstanding how the friends and family felt. I won't comment on what actually happened because that would breach confidentiality, but please everyone spare a thought on the fact that someone lost their life yesterday and refrain from all this cr** and speculation which has been written and sadly which gets written EVERY time there is a tragic incident. Just think about the family who may read some of these comments and have a little respect and hope it never happens to you.
I spent the evening last night with one of the paramedics who attended this incident, and believe me, everyone is affected by what has happened. The whole emergency services team were really shaken up by it, notwithstanding how the friends and family felt. I won't comment on what actually happened because that would breach confidentiality, but please everyone spare a thought on the fact that someone lost their life yesterday and refrain from all this cr** and speculation which has been written and sadly which gets written EVERY time there is a tragic incident. Just think about the family who may read some of these comments and have a little respect and hope it never happens to you. MyFairLady
  • Score: 4

12:51pm Sat 5 Apr 14

scrumpyjack says...

Awesome Storm wrote:
kangaroo_joey wrote:
Wageslave wrote:
This ugly building has tiny little windows, surely not something that you could easily fall out of. Someone should be looking out for the welfare of these kids living away from home
They are not kids, they are quite capable of looking after themselves, for many people going to University is the first step to freedom and the first steps of adulthood and all part of growing up
He was 20 years of age. Although technically he was an adult, according to a law on a piece of paper, he was still his mother's child, and when they go to uni, they are still kids, psychologically/emot

ionally speaking. 20 is just out of the teen phase, and going to uni is, as you say, the FIRST step into adulthood. Please have some compassion.
That's a bit patronising.
[quote][p][bold]Awesome Storm[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kangaroo_joey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wageslave[/bold] wrote: This ugly building has tiny little windows, surely not something that you could easily fall out of. Someone should be looking out for the welfare of these kids living away from home[/p][/quote]They are not kids, they are quite capable of looking after themselves, for many people going to University is the first step to freedom and the first steps of adulthood and all part of growing up[/p][/quote]He was 20 years of age. Although technically he was an adult, according to a law on a piece of paper, he was still his mother's child, and when they go to uni, they are still kids, psychologically/emot ionally speaking. 20 is just out of the teen phase, and going to uni is, as you say, the FIRST step into adulthood. Please have some compassion.[/p][/quote]That's a bit patronising. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 3

12:57pm Sat 5 Apr 14

glendower2909 says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
Awesome Storm wrote:
kangaroo_joey wrote:
Wageslave wrote:
This ugly building has tiny little windows, surely not something that you could easily fall out of. Someone should be looking out for the welfare of these kids living away from home
They are not kids, they are quite capable of looking after themselves, for many people going to University is the first step to freedom and the first steps of adulthood and all part of growing up
He was 20 years of age. Although technically he was an adult, according to a law on a piece of paper, he was still his mother's child, and when they go to uni, they are still kids, psychologically/emot


ionally speaking. 20 is just out of the teen phase, and going to uni is, as you say, the FIRST step into adulthood. Please have some compassion.
That's a bit patronising.
Agree patronising.

Ironic that we are approaching the anniversary of a global conflict that saw millions of young men killed many as young as 16 We trusted them with protecting out freedoms with guns tanks and other weapons yet here we are arguing that it's wrong to trust a 20 year old with a key. Hmmmm
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Awesome Storm[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kangaroo_joey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wageslave[/bold] wrote: This ugly building has tiny little windows, surely not something that you could easily fall out of. Someone should be looking out for the welfare of these kids living away from home[/p][/quote]They are not kids, they are quite capable of looking after themselves, for many people going to University is the first step to freedom and the first steps of adulthood and all part of growing up[/p][/quote]He was 20 years of age. Although technically he was an adult, according to a law on a piece of paper, he was still his mother's child, and when they go to uni, they are still kids, psychologically/emot ionally speaking. 20 is just out of the teen phase, and going to uni is, as you say, the FIRST step into adulthood. Please have some compassion.[/p][/quote]That's a bit patronising.[/p][/quote]Agree patronising. Ironic that we are approaching the anniversary of a global conflict that saw millions of young men killed many as young as 16 We trusted them with protecting out freedoms with guns tanks and other weapons yet here we are arguing that it's wrong to trust a 20 year old with a key. Hmmmm glendower2909
  • Score: 6

9:08pm Sat 5 Apr 14

Anon997 says...

My daughter attends the Bournemouth university and a of hers friend lives on the same floor as this young man and the speculation of his death on here is rife please have some thoughts for the family and his friends. As this has affected Lot of people not just his family but all the people that had to attend this awful death. Please stop speculating on what happened and let this family grieve in peace as no parent should have to bury a child regardless of whatever age or for whatever reason. My thoughts are with his family
My daughter attends the Bournemouth university and a of hers friend lives on the same floor as this young man and the speculation of his death on here is rife please have some thoughts for the family and his friends. As this has affected Lot of people not just his family but all the people that had to attend this awful death. Please stop speculating on what happened and let this family grieve in peace as no parent should have to bury a child regardless of whatever age or for whatever reason. My thoughts are with his family Anon997
  • Score: 1

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