UPDATED: Man I.D.'d; 25-Year-Old Man Dies After Falling from UC Irvine Building

UPDATED: Man I.D.'d; 25-Year-Old Man Dies After Falling from UC Irvine Building
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UPDATE JUNE 11, 10:40 A.M.: The man has been identified by the coroner's office. Check page 2 for more information.

A 25-year-old man died Tuesday evening after jumping off of a building at UC Irvine. He was unaffiliated with the campus, according to UC Irvine Spokesperson Cathy Lawhon.

According to early reports, the man jumped at approximately 4:15 p.m in the Social Science Plaza. Responders attempted to resuscitate the man but were unsuccessful. No ambulance was called.

Counseling Center staff, administrators, and faculty were on the scene to provide counseling and grief services nearly immediately.

Remember: Urgent and emergency counseling services are available at UC Irvine. If you need someone to talk to, you can call 949-824-6457 during business hours or 800-273-TALK (8255) 24/7. In-person counseling is also available same-day at the UCI Counseling Center for students who require urgent care. If you need help, please reach out.


UPDATE JUNE 11, 10:40 P.M.: :

According to the Orange County Coroner, the 25-year-old man who died after jumping from a building at UC Irvine Tuesday afternoon is Santa Ana resident Maxwell Chorak. Court records showed Chorak had a history of mental illness and at one point was under conservatorship, according to the Orange County Register

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