USC Student Jackson Roddy, Who Fell Six Stories After Reportedly Attending Rave-Like Party And Taking Ecstasy, Said To Be In Better Shape At Los Angeles Hospital

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Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 3:47 PM
click to enlarge The crowd at the Hard Haunted Mansion. - TIMOTHY NORRIS
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  • The crowd at the Hard Haunted Mansion.

The USC student who fell six stories at a residential hall after he reportedly attended a nearby rave-like festival and took ecstasy was in stable condition this week after several surgeries, an official at California Hospital Medical Center told the Weekly.

The fall had originally left 18-year-old Jackson Roddy in critical condition. It's still not clear why he fell.

He reportedly attended the two-day, rave-like Hard Haunted Mansion at the nearby Shrine Auditorium Halloween weekend.

The fall was reported at 6:03 a.m. Monday, Nov. 1. School officials told the Weekly it happened at Birnkrant Residential College.

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