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Fifth Spring Break Student Falls To Death

March 23, 1986

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ A University of Nebraska student fell nine floors to his death Sunday, bringing to five the number of students who have died in similar accidents while spending spring break in Florida this year.

Three students died in balcony falls in Daytona Beach during the 1985 spring break period. Five students have suffered non-fatal injuries in balcony falls this year.

Paul M. Morse, 21, of Omaha, Neb., lost his balance or misjudged the distance when he attempted to jump from one balcony to another and fell early Sunday at the La Playa-Best Western hotel, said Daytona Beach Police Cpl. Phil Wilhite.

Other hotel balcony falls over the past week occurred in Fort Lauderdale, Sanibel and Daytona Beach, and one vacationing student died in Miami when he fell from a drawbridge under construction.

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