A 22-year-old Selkirk College student wasn’t seriously injured when he fell Saturday evening from the fourth floor balcony of the 10th Street Campus residences.
According to police, the student landed on some rocks. He was taken to Kootenay Lake hospital for assessment and then transferred to Trail.
College president Angus Graeme said the fall wasn’t due to any structural problems at the residences, but rather “exuberant behaviour.”
Graeme explained students were the first on scene and he commends the young adults for “handling themselves really well.”
“Everyone did all the right things,” he said.
Because of this “unfortunate accident,” Graeme reminded students about making safe choices.
“We’re spending time with the students … stressing the need for safe behaviour, good choices — certainly having fun but being really, really careful with themselves and each other,” he told 103.5 The Bridge.
The student has since returned to hospital in Nelson and is awaiting his family’s arrival.
“We are so thrilled that the student … is on a speedy recovery,” Graeme said.