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Dartmouth graduate, 24, dies after falling down steep embankment in 'freak accident' while visiting

Dartmouth graduate and lacrosse player, 24, found dead under bridge after falling ‘drunk’ off a rocky embankment in a freak accident while visiting campus for a delayed kickoff ceremony

  • David Gallagher, 24, was working in Los Angeles as an analyst for an asset management firm when he returned east to Dartmouth
  • He was there for his commencement ceremony, which had previously been postponed due to the pandemic, with Gallagher graduating in 2020
  • But around 2 a.m. on Sunday, the weekend of the celebration, Gallagher was discovered seriously injured under a bridge
  • EMTs had to use a boat to get Gallagher out of the embankment under Ledyard Bridge, described by local police as ‘very rocky, steep terrain’
  • Gallagher was transported to a local hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after at the age of 24

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A man visiting his Ivy League alma mater for a delayed kick-off ceremony is dead after falling off a campus embankment in what stunned officials call a freak accident.

David Gallagher, 24, was working in Los Angeles as an analyst for an asset management firm when he returned east to Dartmouth for his start.

The ceremony had previously been postponed due to the pandemic, with Gallagher graduating in 2020 during the earliest days of COVID.

But around 2 a.m. Sunday, the weekend of the celebration, Gallagher was discovered critically injured under a bridge on West Wheelock Street on the New Hampshire campus.

EMTs had to use a boat to get Gallagher out of the embankment under Ledyard Bridge, described as “very rocky, steep terrain” by local police captain James Martin.

David Gallagher, a man visiting his Ivy League alma mater for a delayed kick-off ceremony, is dead after falling off a campus embankment in what stunned officials are calling a freak accident

David Gallagher, a man visiting his Ivy League alma mater for a delayed kick-off ceremony, is dead after falling off a campus embankment in what stunned officials are calling a freak accident

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EMTs had to use a boat to get Gallagher out of the embankment under Ledyard Bridge, described as “very rocky, steep terrain” by local police captain James Martin.

At around 2 a.m. Sunday, the weekend of the celebration, Gallagher was discovered critically injured under a bridge on West Wheelock Street on the New Hampshire campus.

At around 2 a.m. Sunday, the weekend of the celebration, Gallagher was discovered critically injured under a bridge on West Wheelock Street on the New Hampshire campus.

At around 2 a.m. Sunday, the weekend of the celebration, Gallagher was discovered critically injured under a bridge on West Wheelock Street on the New Hampshire campus.

EMTs had to use a boat to get Gallagher out of the embankment under Ledyard Bridge, described as 'very rocky, steep terrain' by local police captain James Martin

EMTs had to use a boat to get Gallagher out of the embankment under Ledyard Bridge, described as 'very rocky, steep terrain' by local police captain James Martin

EMTs had to use a boat to get Gallagher out of the embankment under Ledyard Bridge, described as ‘very rocky, steep terrain’ by local police captain James Martin

Martin adds: ‘From the carriageway from Hanover, it is often inaccessible to walk in on foot.’

Gallagher was transported to a local hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after at the age of 24.

Officials have launched an investigation to get to the bottom of the incident, but Lieutenant Michael Schibuola said it was likely a ‘terrible accident’ fueled by alcohol and no criminal charges are expected.

Jack Richardson, Gallagher’s friend who was with him when he fell, called it an “extraordinary accident” but declined to give any other details. Valley News reported.

Gallagher graduated from Dartmouth with a degree in government, according to LinkedIn.

Gallagher was transported to a local hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after at the age of 24.  Captain James Martin described the site of the fall as 'very rocky, steep terrain'

Gallagher was transported to a local hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after at the age of 24.  Captain James Martin described the site of the fall as 'very rocky, steep terrain'

Gallagher was transported to a local hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after at the age of 24. Captain James Martin described the site of the fall as ‘very rocky, steep terrain’

Gallagher was a star for Dartmouth's Lacrosse team, who posted a tribute to him on Twitter on Monday.

Gallagher was a star for Dartmouth's Lacrosse team, who posted a tribute to him on Twitter on Monday.

Gallagher was a star for Dartmouth’s Lacrosse team, who posted a tribute to him on Twitter on Monday.

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He was a star player on the Ivy League school lacrosse team and a member of a fraternity.

He has been with Bellweather Asset Management since 2020, where he had just been promoted, according to his former lacrosse coach Brendan Callahan.

The lacrosse team tweeted Monday in tribute to Gallagher: “He was tough, worked hard on the field and in the classroom, had a high character and a positive attitude. Dave lived his life with a giant smile that lit up the room. His memory will be in our hearts forever.”

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