Tuesday night, an unidentified Ohio State student was rushed to the Wexner Medical Center after suffering from cardiac arrest at the annual Mirror Lake jump. Wednesday morning, it was announced by the school that the student, still unidentified at that point, had died. Now, the school is releasing his name.
Statement from Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake
“We are heartbroken over this horrible tragedy. We have identified the young man as Austin Singletary, a third-year student from Dayton, Ohio. I know that the thoughts and prayers of all of us are with his family and loved ones. During this difficult time, counseling services will be made available throughout the holiday weekend for those who seek support,” said President Michael V. Drake.
Statement from The Ohio State University
In spite of significant efforts taken to make this event a safer one, this tragedy has occurred. We must come together and acknowledge that while this is a student-led tradition that has been passed down through the years, we cannot risk another tragedy. University leadership strongly agrees that we will work with our campus community to end this annual event.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Singletary’s family and friends.