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SDSU student dies after falling from apartment rooftop

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Melissa Kennon. Melissa Kennon.

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A San Diego State University student fell to her death early Friday from the roof of a five-story apartment building near the campus.

Melissa Kennon, 19, was with a friend when she plunged off the structure in the 5000 block of Lindo Paseo shortly before 4 a.m., said San Diego police and the county Medical Examiner's Office.

Medics took Kennon to Scripps Mercy Hospital, where she was pronounced dead about six hours later.

The fall was believed to have been an accident, SDPED Officer Frank Cali said.

A male student she was with claims she was drinking and told him that she wanted to do something "daring" and started walking on the ledge on the building, when she lost her balance and fell 50 feet.

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