Declan Sullivan killed while filming a video of a football practice
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Declan Sullivan killed while filming a video of a football practice

San Francisco : CA : USA | Oct 28, 2010 at 12:06 AM PDT
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The University of Notre Dame in Indiana will hold a special Mass on Thursday in memory of a 20-year-old student, Declan Sullivan died when a camera tower he was standing on fell over.

Declan Sullivan, a junior from Long Grove, Illinois, was filming the college's football team practice on Wednesday. It was part of his job with the athletics department, the college said. Sullivan had to film game practices of the football team for the University.

The hydraulic scissor lift Sullivan was standing on fell over. Declan Sullivan died shortly afterward, the school said.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

"No words can convey the shock and grief we all are experiencing," said college President John Jenkins. "Declan was a well-liked, bright and enthusiastic film and marketing student, and a valued member of the Notre Dame family."

It is tragic how Declan Sullivan died by a small accident. It makes one wonder how fragile human life is.

George68 is based in San Francisco, California, United States of America, and is a Stringer for Allvoices.
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