The 18-year-old student fell 11 feet onto a slab of concrete, police said.

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SPOKANE — A Washington State University student remains in critical condition after falling from a second-floor balcony during a party.

The Spokesman-Review reports that police say Nathan Hopkins, of Davenport, Lincoln County, had been standing on a bench near the balcony railing on Friday when he lost his balance. The 18-year-old reportedly had been drinking when he fell 11 feet onto a slab of concrete.

The teen suffered serious head injuries and was taken to a Spokane hospital, where he remained in critical condition Monday.

The incident marked the third time someone has fallen from a College Hill residence this semester.

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A 22-year-old Hayden Lake, Idaho, man fell 30 feet from WSU’s Kappa Delta sorority in August but suffered injuries that weren’t life-threatening. In September, another WSU student was hospitalized after falling from a balcony.