A college student that went to Colorado State University is in critical condition after a party this weekend. The horrible accident started when a pool party at a Fort Collins apartment complex was picking up during a Saturday afternoon.
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On May 5th, 2012 in the afternoon college student, Ian Smith had decided he was going to pull off the stunt of a lifetime. Mr. Smith had a lot of alcohol to drink and scaled the three story apartment complex’s roof. After standing on the roof for awhile with partiers screaming at him not to jump, he did the unthinkable.
The CSU college student went to the tip of the 3-story roof of the apartment complex and leaped into the air trying to land in the pool. The first problem was that the pool was pretty far away from the tip of the roof with Channel 9 News demonstrating how far away the pool was from the wall of the apartment below in their video.
A person at the party caught the entire incident on video as the college student plunged off the roof into the concrete breaking his ankles, heels and multiple vertebrae in his lower back. One girl interviewed in the news piece said she said a pool of blood where Ian Smith hit the concrete. When Ian hit the concrete he rolled into the water and was unconscious. One girl didn’t seem very sympathetic as she said no matter if the college student would have made it, a shallow pool would have hurt him pretty bad anyway.
You can watch the video below of Ian Smith jumping into the pool:
Needless to say after all that excitement, the apartment complex has closed the pool. Where the accident occurred a sign is on the door to the pool in the CSU neighborhood saying, “The Pool Is Closed.” Before the college student tried to fly into a pool, college students said the party was going well and was a lot of fun. Paramedics have told Ian’s friends that he’s lucky to be alive no matter where he landed. The lesson is pretty clear here, don’t jump into pools from any higher than a diving board!