Tempe Police investigating ASU student's fatal fall from apartment complex balcony

- An Arizona State University student is dead, after falling from the balcony of an apartment complex.

The victim apparently fell down to a pool. It's also an incident that has happened before.

In March of 2014, an ASU student fell to her death from a balcony, and before that, it also happened in May of 2011. 

West 6th is considered upscale student housing at ASU, with two towers of luxury apartments and a pool in the middle floors. According to Tempe Police, the incident happened early Saturday morning, when a 20-year-old fell to his death.

Residents said the young man was on a 20th floor balcony, and fell to the pool area.

"What's weird are the balconies are pretty high," said Cody Hill, who lives at West 6th. "They're, like, chest high, so to fall off, I don't know, you couldn't trip and fall. You couldn't get drunk and fall. You had to be, like, messing around on that ledge."

"All I heard about it was he was sitting on top of the railing and kind of straddling it and fell off," said Austin Zieg, who also lives at West 6th.

Tempe Police did say impairment may be a factor in the deadly fall. Some students at ASU said Monday that this has happened before, and they're not sure what can be done.

"Really hard to prevent that kind of problem, because what are you going to do? Block all the balconies that are there?" said Musaad Binyousef.

"I just think people need to be taught more on how to avoid stuff like that, and how to keep themselves safe," said Daisy Simpson.

Tempe Police have not released the student's name.

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