Thurrock student dies after falling from university building

derbyA THURROCK student has died after falling from a university building.

Christopher Bergeron, 19, believed to be of South Ockendon, was discovered injured at the  University of Derby, which he attended.

Security staff found Christopher unconscious shortly before 4pm, having sustained serious injuries, and he was taken to Royal Derby Hospital with serious injuries, where he was later pronounced dead.

Christopher, a second year BSc honours undergraduate, was studying Computer Games Programming and has been described by the university as ‘one of our brightest and best.’

A University of Derby spokesman said: “The University of Derby is devastated by the loss of one of our students, 19-year-old Christopher Bergeron.

“We continue to work with Derbyshire police to provide all the assistance we can to their enquiries in order to fully understand what has happened.

“Chris was a hard-working and dedicated student who showed great enthusiasm and attitude towards his studies. Despite only being on the course for just over a year, his grades were indicative of his passion for game development; proving to be one of our brightest and best.

“Our thoughts and heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends as they come to terms with this tragic event. We will continue to offer and provide support to anyone within our University community who feels that they need it.”

Derbyshire police confirmed they were not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

An inquest has been opened and adjourned.

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