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University of Wisconsin Whitewater Wegener’s death a chilling reminder to stay safe-9/7/11 “La Crosse area universities and colleges have seen eight college-aged males die in the Mississippi River since 1997: Richard Hlavaty, 19; Charles Blatz, 28; Anthony Skifton, 19; Nathan Kapfer, 20; Jeffrey Geesey, 20; Patrick Runingen, 23; Jared Dion, 21; and Luke Homan, 21.  Since the La Crosse deaths were all alcohol-related, it is important to be safe while consuming alcohol.  While Wegener’s accidental death was also alcohol-related, it’s unclear if the consumption of alcohol led to the accident.” Student article Wisconsin-Whitewater
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Wegener’s death a chilling reminder to stay safe-9/7/11 Student view:  “Although Whitewater may not have the same dangers as big cities such as Milwaukee or Madison, it’s important that everyone is cautious when making decisions.The fall 2010 semester saw three separate hate crimes take place on the UW-Whitewater campus, with two of them involving potentially violent physical and verbal attacks. While those incidents are behind us now, the fear instilled in students will not be forgotten.” Student article Wisconsin-Whitewater
University of Wisconsin Whitewater Wegener’s death a chilling reminder to stay safe-9/7/11 “La Crosse area universities and colleges have seen eight college-aged males die in the Mississippi River since 1997: Richard Hlavaty, 19; Charles Blatz, 28; Anthony Skifton, 19; Nathan Kapfer, 20; Jeffrey Geesey, 20; Patrick Runingen, 23; Jared Dion, 21; and Luke Homan, 21.  Since the La Crosse deaths were all alcohol-related, it is important to be safe while consuming alcohol.  While Wegener’s accidental death was also alcohol-related, it’s unclear if the consumption of alcohol led to the accident.” Student article Wisconsin-Whitewater
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Wegener’s death a chilling reminder to stay safe-9/7/11 Student view:  “Although Whitewater may not have the same dangers as big cities such as Milwaukee or Madison, it’s important that everyone is cautious when making decisions.The fall 2010 semester saw three separate hate crimes take place on the UW-Whitewater campus, with two of them involving potentially violent physical and verbal attacks. While those incidents are behind us now, the fear instilled in students will not be forgotten.” Student article Wisconsin-Whitewater
 

Recent Alcohol-Related Tragedies involving University of Wisconsin Whitewater Students

Mark J. Wegener, 20, May 30, 2011, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater How and why? Mark lost his life after leaving a house party early one Saturday morning.  He had walked alone for one mile prior to falling into a rock quarry.  Tests showed that Mark’s Wegener’s blood alcohol content was 0.106 and that he died of multiple fractures after falling into the quarry.
Benjamin R. Fuder, 21, July 29, 2012, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater More Information Benjamin lost his life after falling into a quarry where he was found the next morning.  Before falling, he as seen in a video drinking at a bar.   His blood/alcohol value was measured to be between 0.1 to 0.2 with .008 being considered legally intoxicated.
 
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