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UW-Milwaukee student dies after fall down stairs


MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A 23-year-old University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee student has died of blunt force injuries after falling down a set of stairs while partying at a friend's house.

Authorities released details of Patrick Martin's death on Tuesday. They say it was an accident.

According to the investigation, Martin arrived at the house Thursday night and became heavily intoxicated. Early Friday morning, he was heard falling down 10 wooden basement stairs. Other people at the party immediately called 911.

Family members told officials that Martin was otherwise healthy. He was pronounced brain dead at the hospital, and his family donated his organs.

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