University of Montana Student Falls From Dorm Roof

By Beacon Staff

MISSOULA – A University of Montana student suffered minor injuries after falling from the roof of a five-story dormitory.

Authorities say the incident at Miller Hall occurred just after 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Police say the unidentified student was returning from the restroom when he realized he was locked out of his room. The student crawled out a nearby study lounge window, walked the ridge of the slanted roof and planned to re-enter through his dorm window. But officials say he apparently slipped or lost his grip and fell.

The UM Office of Public Safety is still investigating.