Univ. of Florida student dies after 6-story fall at apartment complex

Chance W. Wolf, 20, of Weston, was pronounced dead at UF Health Shands Hospital at 2:35 a.m. Sunday.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WFLA) — A University of Florida student died early Sunday morning after falling from the 6th floor of an apartment building near campus.

Chance W. Wolf, 20, of Weston, was pronounced dead at UF Health Shands Hospital at 2:35 a.m. Sunday.

A Gainesville Police Department spokesperson said that shortly after 2 a.m. on Sunday, officers and firefighters responded to the Social 28 Apartments located at 311 SW 13th St. in Gainesville.

They found Wolf unconscious and bleeding after an apparent fall. Officers performed CPR on Wolf before he was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police reviewed security video from multiple surveillance cameras. The video showed Wolf getting off the 6th floor elevator and walking down a hallway. He opened double doors that overlook an interior courtyard at the apartments. Wolf then walked forward, apparently falling over the 46″ tall glass partition to the ground below.

Gainesville Police Department detectives and forensics units responded to assist in the investigation. Police said there is no evidence of foul play. Police have not said if Wolf was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Crisis counselors from the University of Florida and Alachua County responded to help residents who live on the 6th floor of the apartment complex, many of whom were Wolf’s fraternity brothers.

The Social 28 Apartments is located 28 steps away from the entrance of the University of Florida, according to the apartment’s website. 

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