Notre Dame Student Dies In Video Tower Collapse, Tweeted Before Fall

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Notre Dame junior Declan Sullivan died Wednesday when a video tower he was filming in was blown over by strong winds. He was 20.
Notre Dame Accident

Notre Dame junior Declan Sullivan, 20, sent messages to Twitter from the top of the camera tower where he was recording a football practice less than an hour before he fell to his death Wednesday.

In the first message, timestamped 3:22 p.m., Sullivan wrote, “Gust of wind up to 60mph well today will be fun at work… I guess I’ve lived long enough :-/.”

The second message, which was sent at 4:06 p.m., less than an hour before his tragic fall at 4:50 p.m., reads, “Holy fuck holy fuck this is terrifying.”

The National Weather Service reported winds of 51 mph in South Bend this afternoon. On campus, students struggled to fight the gusts as they walked to class.

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