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Edinburgh University student dies after falling from window at party

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Image caption Patrick Smith fell from the third flooring of a tenement

An Edinburgh college student died after falling out of a window at a home party within the metropolis.

Patrick Smith, 21, fell from the third flooring of a tenement at about 03:20 on Sunday in Warrender Park Road.

The University of Edinburgh paid tribute to the eager swimmer who was about to start a masters in chemical engineering.

Police Scotland mentioned they have been treating his dying as unexplained however not suspicious.

A report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal.

‘Electric character’

Professor Lev Sarkisov, director of chemical engineering at Edinburgh University, mentioned: “Patrick was a implausible student. After 4 years as an undergraduate he was about to start his masters in chemical engineering.

“He was additionally clearly the guts and soul of the student chemical engineering society – many college students from different years, not solely his personal cohort, knew him very nicely, that is why the influence of his tragic dying is so broad.”

Mr Smith was additionally an everyday within the college’s efficiency swim staff throughout his first two years as a student.

Chris Jones, head of efficiency swimming, mentioned: “His ardour and electrical character resonated all through the staff.

“Patrick made all members really feel welcome and he was hardly ever and not using a smile or joke to inform.

“He frequently got here to help the staff even when he had determined to cease competing. This was why he was such a preferred staff member.”

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