Cries could be heard around Campustown in Ames at approximately 1:30 a.m. on August 26, 2012 as a body was seen falling 73 feet from a fifth-story ledge at Legacy Towers Apartments. Christian McKee, 19-year-old engineering student, was lying lifeless on the soft dirt at a construction site when EMT's arrived quickly and well-prepared. "It was a combination of luck that it had rained that day to make their dirt soft, and how fast the EMT's did their job when they got there that saved my life," McKee says in a perceptibly grateful manner. McKee was quickly transported to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines by air ambulance.
Hopson, Alexa; Bartemes, Jessica; and Wu, Yue
"Survivor of the Legacy Fall,"
Ethos: Vol. 2014
, Article 12.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/ethos/vol2014/iss1/12