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Yale Student Plunged from Empire State Building



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    Members of the medical examiners office remove the body of a man who plunged to his death from the 34th street side of the Empire State Building, Tuesday, March 30, 2010, in New York. The apparent suicide came as tourists and officer workers milled around the famous skyscraper during the evening rush hour. Authorities wouldn't say what floor the unidentified man had jumped from within the 103-story tower. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

    The man who leapt from the observation deck of the Empire State building to his death on Tuesday was a junior from Yale University.

    Cameron Dabaghi, 21, from Austin, Texas, jumped from the 86th floor on Tuesday. That floor has an open to the public.

    He was dead when rescue workers arrived at the 102-story skyscraper shortly before 6:30 p.m.

    The university said in a statement that it was extending support to the student's family and friends, and making counselors available.

    The Empire State Building is the third-tallest building in the United States. More than 30 people have committed suicide at the building since it opened in 1931. The most recent was believed to have been in 2006.