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July 13, 2013 at 4:39 PM

Man survives 30-foot fall from window of UW fraternity house

A man fell more than 30 feet from a third-story window at a University of Washington fraternity house early Saturday morning, according to the Seattle Fire Department.

SFD responded to the Theta Delta Chi fraternity house, 4532 19th Ave. NE at 2:54 a.m. The 25-year-old man had landed in a stairwell leading to the basement, SFD spokesman Kyle Moore said. The man was transported to Harborview Medical Center conscious and alert, but suffering from trauma to his body.

Such falls from UW frat house windows are not altogether uncommon. In June 2008, a junior died after falling from a third-floor window at the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity. Kevin MacDonald, 21, had returned home about 3 a.m. and had been drinking, police said.

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