A Marquette University student died Monday night after falling off a ledge and into a river in Rome, Italy, announced the university’s president Tuesday.
Andrew Keith Carr, a graduate of Greencastle Senior High School in Indiana, was studying abroad at John Cabot University in Rome at the time of his death. In a letter addressed to the Marquette community, President Rev. Scott Pilarz said Carr was walking with friends, who said Carr lost and balance and slipped into the river.
Carr studied operations and supply chain management in the College of Business Administration and was frequently on the dean’s list for his academic performance. Additionally, Carr was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and a participant on the university’s Quidditch team.
“His light only graced this campus for a short time, but his memory will live in his family, his friends and our Marquette community forever,” wrote Pilarz.
Pilarz said university officials are working to provide support services and counseling to Carr’s friends and roommates in Rome.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Andrew’s family and friends,” read Pilarz’s letter. “In this time of overwhelming sadness, I know that we will gather together to support each other in our grief and to pay tribute to Andrew’s memory.”
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