Alcohol may have contributed to student athlete's death
Laramie, WY – Authorities say alcohol may have been involved in the death of a University of Wyoming senior at War Memorial Stadium over the weekend. The body of 22-year-old David C. Schmitt was found Saturday morning, the day he was to take part in graduation ceremonies. UW spokesman Jim Kearns says Schmitt fell about 40 feet while
attempting to climb down from the stadium's upper level.
Kearns says Schmitt had been at an off-campus party before going to the stadium with another UW male student, whose name is not being released.
Kearns says Schmitt and other student climbed the fence surrounding the stadium and went to the upper deck about midnight Friday.
The two separated and the other student assumed Schmitt had left
when he couldn't find him later.