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Wabash student dies in fall

Sunday, October 28, 2007

CRAWFORDSVILLE -- Wabash College mourns the loss of Patrick Michael Woehnker, 19, Kendallville, who died early Sunday morning from injuries sustained after falling from the rooftop of Goodrich Hall.

"Three months ago we welcomed Patrick and his classmates in the Class of 2011 to our band of brothers here at Wabash," said Wabash President Patrick White. "We've lost a brother and it's a very sad time for our entire community, but especially his classmates, fraternity brothers, and teammates."

Woehnker was a freshman student at Wabash and an honors graduate of East Noble High School. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and the Wabash College swimming and diving team.

The college has little information later Sunday, but a spokesperson said officials believe it to be a tragic accident.

The Crawfordsville Police Department is investigating the accident. The Wabash Dean of Students Office is also looking into what might have happened.

"Our immediate concern is for Patrick's family, his fraternity brothers, and his teammates on the Wabash swimming and diving team," said college spokesman Jim Amidon. "Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this terribly difficult time."

Arrangements are pending.

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