Young Man Dead After Falling Near Ohio University Campus


The Athens City Police Department was investigating a death near the Ohio University campus early Sunday morning.

Officers say 23-year-old William Patrick Thomas from Gahanna fell and hit his head around 1:15 a.m.

He was found at the back stairwell of a restaurant on North Court Street.

When officers arrived Thomas was in cardiac arrest, and they performed CPR.

Thomas was taken to O'Bleness Memorial Hospital but was pronounced dead a short time later.

The Athens County coroner will perform an autopsy.

Investigators said his death did not appear to be suspicious.

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