Teen who died in Bemidji State building fall is identified as Dassel-Cokato grad

He was a recent graduate of Dassel-Cokato schools.
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The teenager who died in a fall from a Bemidji State University dorm building has been identified.

Isaac Morris, 19, was visiting friends at the university over the weekend when he fell to his death at the 12-story tall Tamarack Hall.

It's not been revealed at this stage how he came to fall or from what height, but he was found bleeding on the ground and ultimately died from his injuries. 

Superintendent Jeff Powers said he was a recent graduate of the Dassel-Cokato School district, describing him as well-liked and saying his death leaves a "great big hole," according to KSTP.

He was also a former member of the Dassel-Cokato High School football, basketball and golf teams.

His obituary in Sleepy Eye Online says he was studying heating, ventilation and air conditioning at Minnesota State-Wadena at the time of his death.

"He had an adventurous and competitive spirit and never failed to put a smile on everybody's face," it added.

His funeral will be held this Friday at Cornerstone Church in Litchfield, Minnesota, before burial at Cokato City Cemetery.

FOX 9 notes it's the second tragedy for the Dassel-Cokato community, which lost another Class of 2018 student, Kyle Foley, this summer when he was killed by a drunk-driver fleeing police.

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