Student suffers multiple fractures after falling 20 feet
Nathan Whalen, UI Sophomore, was found by friends Thursday after falling 20 feet down an embankment.
Whalen was found on the 300 block of Taylor Avenue where it was determined he had been walking along at 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning.
Lt. Dave Lehmitz of the Moscow Police Department said when he was first discovered they believed he had been assaulted, but it is now know that alcohol was a factor.
He was taken to Gritman Medical Center and life-flighted to Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d’Alene.
Lehmitz said Whalen suffered multiple fractures to the face and a broken jaw, but that after talking with his mother they don’t believe he suffered any brain injuries.
He was life-flighted Friday from KMC to Sacred Heart in Spokane for additional surgeries.
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