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College Student From Cohasset, Massachusetts, Dies After Fall From Roof

Willem Golden, a freshman at Skidmore, died after falling from a third-story rooftop near the University of Delaware



    (Published Monday, March 21, 2016)

    Devastation and sadness in Cohasset, Mass, Monday after 20 year old Will Golden, a 2014 Cohasset High School grad, died Saturday when he fell from a 3rd story rooftop near the University of Delaware campus.

    "He was a real good guy, good to all of the people around him and good to anyone that he played with," said Cohasset High Hockey Coach Phil Mahoney.

    Golden was a freshman hockey player at Skidmore College in New York

    Mahoney says he played club hockey in high school and lacrosse for the high school.

    "After he graduated, he can back and started coaching the youth teams when he was playing a year of junior hockey before he went to college, and I think Cohasset got to know him that much better," said Mahoney.

    Newark Police in Delaware say Golden was a guest at the house and went out onto the roof by himself.

    They say at the time, a light rain just happened, and the roof surface was wet, and that he appears to have slipped and fallen off.

    It's unclear if alcohol was a factor but police say no foul play is suspected.

    The University of Delaware confirms the house where Golden fell is a house where fraternity members live.

    Meantime Skidmore College in New York says in part, "Will had been a member of the Skidmore community for less than a year but had already made many connections with students, faculty, staff, and teammates who will grieve his loss very deeply."

    Mahoney says the kids who Golden coached loved him, and that his loss has stunned the community.

    "Anything with a 20 year old, a young man like that that had so much in front of him, who was a very talented young man, is just tragedy."

    Mahoney says Golden leaves behind his parents and two siblings.

    No word on when his funeral will be.

    Additional video courtesy to Delaware Online

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