Updated, 11:31 a.m. Berkeley College junior Cameron Dabaghi, an East Asian studies major from Austin, Texas, took his life in New York City on Tuesday, Yale College Dean Mary Miller said in an e-mail to the College community Wednesday morning.
Rescue workers found Dabaghi on 34th Street after he jumped from the observation deck of the Empire State Building around 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the New York Police Department.
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“We are all deeply distressed by this news,” Miller wrote in her e-mail to the College.
Dabaghi’s sister, Andrene Dabaghi ’12, is also a Berkeley student.
A gathering started at 10 this morning in the Berkeley master’s house for students to talk and comfort one another.
Miller said Yale University Health Services counselors will be available to talk with students through the night, and that the Chaplain’s Office in Bingham Hall will be open until 11 p.m. A counselor will also be available in Berkeley Master Marvin Chun’s office today, he said in an e-mail to Berkeley students.
Colin Ross contributed reporting.