On Feb. 27, undergraduate student Tyler Collins died after falling 75 feet off of the pedestrian bridge near Colleges Nine and Ten. UC Santa Cruz police and fire officials found Collins in the ravine below the bridge around 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning. According to an email sent out by campus provost/executive vice chancellor Alison Galloway, Collins sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to Valley Medical Center where he later died.
Further details about this tragedy are scarce because the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office wants to complete its work before releasing information. There is an investigation pending. The UCSC Police Department has found no evidence of foul play, said spokesperson for UCSC Jim Burns.
This loss was another tragedy within the Santa Cruz community, which also recently suffered from the loss of two police officers earlier that week.
Collins was a second-year computer science major from Mountain View, California.