Student falls from rooftop one day before graduation while taking selfie

William Meckling

A student from Notre Dame, Indiana, USA, fell to his death when he tried to take a selfie on the rooftop of Joyce Center on Saturday, May 16, 2015.

The young man, identified as William Meckling, 21, was about to graduate the next day and was celebrating with his friends when they decided to climb onto the roof of Joyce Center, a convention center.

Due to recent rainfall, the roof was wet and slippery. When Meckling decided to take a selfie, he slipped and fell to his death.

Police and Medics arrived at the scene on 3:45am on Saturday morning. Despite attempts to revive Meckling, he was pronounced death at the scene.

William Meckling was scheduled to graduate with a degree in mechanical engineering and was a member of the fencing team.

Source: Inquisitr

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