Student who fell from frat house in serious condition

The Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house on Piedmont Avenue

A 20-year old Cal student who fell almost three stories Saturday night after climbing down a drainpipe on the side of a fraternity suffered serious head injuries and blood loss, according to police.

The young man, whom police have not identified, fell from the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house at 2395 Piedmont Avenue around 11:34 pm when the drainpipe detached from the building. He landed in a pathway below, hitting his head and suffering other injuries, according to police.

The student showed signs of drunkenness, said police.

“Absent the opportunity to interview the young man, it is not known why he was climbing the pipe,” Sgt. Mary Kusmiss said in a press release.

Andrew Crowley

The Berkeley Voice identified the student as Andrew Crowley, a freshman member of the UC Berkeley crew team and reported he was in “grim” condition at Highland Hospital.

Police are categorizing the fall as accidental. No foul play is suspected.

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  • Heather W.

    Nothing new here. Sorry he hurt his head and hope he’s okay, but jeez…. don’t drink and climb drain pipes. 

  • Sue Tomasello

    Way to be sympathetic you jerk!

    This is very sad and although he apparently was drunk, to call him a numbskull is pathetic on your part.  I have a worse name for you but I know it would be edited.

  • Heather W.

    Funny that the person who replied to me (and has subsequently deleted her post) stated that I was calling this poor guy a “numbskull”. NO DEAR, YOU DID. I’m hoping this young guy pulls through.