West Virginia University confirmed the death of 22-year-old student Colton Hodge, who fell from a balcony at a Forrest Avenue apartment.

Colton Hodge

He was rushed to Ruby Memorial Hospital on Wednesday afternoon, where he underwent emergency surgery and remained in critical condition into Friday.

Hodge came to WVU from Falls Church, Va., and was a third-year student majoring in exercise physiology, according to Corey Farris, associate vice president and dean of students.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss,” Farris said. “Our heartfelt sympathies go out to Colton’s family and friends.”

Counseling services will be provided through the Carruth Center.

A bell-ringing service will be held in his honor at a later date.

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