IUPUI student dies from injuries in fall in Greece

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by AP

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Posted on July 23, 2012 at 8:30 PM

   INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A college student from Indianapolis critically injured weeks ago when she fell from a balcony in Greece has died from her injuries.

   Officials at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis said in a statement that Samantha Hale died Thursday in Greece.

   WISH-TV reports (http://bit.ly/NZo1mF ) Hale was in Greece on a study abroad trip when she fell from a fourth-floor balcony on June 29, the same day students in her group were scheduled to return to Indianapolis.

   Hale was hospitalized in Greece, where her family and school staffers had gone to support her.

   IUPUI's statement says that "Like any family, we celebrate our accomplishments and we grieve when any one of us suffers an injury or a loss."

   The university plans to honor Hale in its annual Day of Remembrance in December.
 

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