Marquette University student studying abroad dies after fall

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A Marquette University student studying abroad in Rome died on Monday evening, June 10th after falling from a ledge on the banks of a river. The student is identified as Andrew Keith Carr.

University officials say Carr was walking with friends, who said he lost his balance and slipped.

Carr was a junior studying operations and supply chain management in the College of Business Administration, who was frequently on the dean’s list for his academic performance. He was a recipient of the Ignatius and Magis scholarships, a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity and a participant on the university’s Quidditch team.

Though Carr’s Greek brothers declined an on-camera interview, the fraternity released this statement and picture of Carr on Twitter:

— Kappa Sigma (@MUKappaSig) June 11, 2013

Marquette’s Greek community are especially saddened by the loss of a fellow member. Maggie Bruckner, a Marquette student and member of Alpha Chi Omega, expressed her sorority’s condolences to Carr’s family, friends and fraternity.

“Greek life here at Marquette is really — it’s a close knit community and everything that one person, no matter what chapter they are in, it really affects the whole
community,” Bruckner said.

Marquette officials say they are working with John Cabot University to provide support services and on-site counseling to Carr’s roommates and friends in Rome.

“Any time there’s a student who dies it’s a sadness to us and especially in such tragic and unexpected circumstances,” said Stephanie Russell, the Vice President of Mission and Ministry at Marquette.

Counseling services and Campus Ministry support are also available on campus for all faculty, staff and students.

“These are the kinds of things that call us to the depths of our prayer when hear those kinds of accidents they’re sad and they don’t make sense to us,” Russell said.

Meanwhile, there has been an outpouring of support for Carr’s family and friends on social media:

Monitor FOX6 News and FOX6Now.com for updates on this developing story.

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