CLEMSON, SC (FOX Carolina) - A report from the Clemson Police Department revealed further details into the death of a Clemson student who fell from a roof early Sunday morning.
Police said they received the call that someone had fallen off a roof around 12:45 a.m. When they arrived to the location on Greenville Highway, they found a 20-year-old man lying on the ground.
He was transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital, where police say he was unfortunately pronounced dead.
The Pickens County Coroner later identified the deceased as Thomas Few of Greenville.
Though police said they didn't suspect foul play, they continued to investigate the death due to the victim being under the age of 21.
A police report later clarified that a witness to the incident told police Few had been drinking when he tried to jump from a stair railing to the roof of the building's garage.
Police said Few reached the roof, but his feet slipped and he fell backward onto a concrete walk. When first responders arrived, they said one of his friends was applying pressure to a wound on his head.
University EMS staff took charge, and were the ones to transport the young man to the hospital.
“Thomas was a valuable member of the Clemson Family, and we are deeply saddened by his passing,” said Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students L. Christopher Miller in a statement released to FOX Carolina. “Our hearts go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.”
I am saddened by the tragic loss of student, Thomas Few, and will keep his family, and many Clemson friends, in my thoughts and prayers. https://t.co/dzfJX2kBV4— Jim Clements (@ClemsonPrez) July 1, 2019
Clemson says Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is providing grief counseling. Students who wish to speak to a counselor should call (864) 656-2451.
Kappa Alpha Order at Mulberry Hill Assistant Executive Director Jesse Lyons released this statement on Few's passing:
“Kappa Alpha Order and our members at Clemson mourn the tragic loss of Thomas Few due to an overnight accident. All are grieving for his family and friends. We have been working with Clemson officials to understand what happened, and provide counseling and other resources to the members of the chapter.”
According to an obituary, a memorial service for Fews will be held on Wednesday, July 4 at Buncombe Street United Methodist church in Greenville. The service will begin at 2 p.m.