MU student injured in dorm fall

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A 19-year-old freshman has been hospitalized after falling from a dorm balcony at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Richard Mehan was taken to a hospital early Saturday after he fell from a fifth-floor balcony onto a fourth-floor commons area at Laws residential hall. The Columbia Daily Tribune reported that he was listed in critical condition Saturday afternoon.

University police Capt. Brian Weimer said the student had been hanging onto the outside of a railing when his hands apparently slipped. Police responded about 2 a.m.

Weimer said Mehan had been drinking.

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Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune, http://www.columbiatribune.com

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