The Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house on Piedmont Avenue

A 20-year old Cal student who fell almost three stories Saturday night after climbing down a drainpipe on the side of a fraternity suffered serious head injuries and blood loss, according to police.

The young man, whom police have not identified, fell from the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house at 2395 Piedmont Avenue around 11:34 pm when the drainpipe detached from the building. He landed in a pathway below, hitting his head and suffering other injuries, according to police.

The student showed signs of drunkenness, said police.

“Absent the opportunity to interview the young man, it is not known why he was climbing the pipe,” Sgt. Mary Kusmiss said in a press release.

Andrew Crowley

The Berkeley Voice identified the student as Andrew Crowley, a freshman member of the UC Berkeley crew team and reported he was in “grim” condition at Highland Hospital.

Police are categorizing the fall as accidental. No foul play is suspected.

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