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WVU pledge in critical condition after frat event

Daily Athenaeum photo by Kyle Monroe A vigil is held for a Kappa Sigma pledge left in critical condition after Big, Little night got out of hand in Morgantown.
Daily Athenaeum photo by Kyle Monroe
A vigil is held for a Kappa Sigma pledge left in critical condition after Big, Little night got out of hand in Morgantown.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University freshman Nolan Burch, 18, was hospitalized after a “catastrophic medical emergency” at the Kappa Sigma Fraternity house late Wednesday night.

Morgantown Police Department responded to an unknown medical emergency at approximately 11:52 p.m. Wednesday night. The first officer to arrive at the scene performed CPR on Burch after finding him without any pulse or respiration according to a press release from MPD.

After being transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital, Burch was put on life support and remained in intensive care as of Thursday night.

Burch, a native of Buffalo, N.Y., was pledging to become a brother of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. MPD and University Police are working on identifying and interviewing pledge and fraternity members who were with Burch during the night.

Burch tweeted, “It’s about to be a very eventful night to say the least” hours before the incident.

Burch’s family has been with him at Ruby Memorial and has posted on social media that he is unresponsive and in intensive care as well as stating they are trying to save his kidneys for donation.

The University has been working to provide support for Burch’s friends and family. As of late Thursday night they had no update on Burch’s condition.

“The latest that we’ve heard from the hospital is that he’s in critical condition and intensive care…

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