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24-year-old man plummets to his death while trying to stop his friend from jumping off building

By Mason White 1:41 PM August 19, 2015
Wayne Morin 

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A young man tragically died after falling off a building while trying to stop his suicidal friend from jumping, police in Hawaii said.

Honolulu police said that the 24-year-old man fell to his death while trying to pull the 19-year-old man from jumping of the ledge on the 14th floor.

The incident unfolded at the University of Hawaii. Police said that both men fell to the ground.

24-year-old Thomas Bennet was pronounced dead at the scene, while the 19-year-old man was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

The two men were not students at the University of Hawaii, but were in the apartment to attend a party. There were about 20 students present as the incident unfolded.

University officials offered counseling to those students who were affected by the tragedy.