Tragedy: Student, 19, Plunged to Death While Trying to Help Girl at Mexico Hotel

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Mystery turned into tragedy as the cause of death of an Ohio State student from New Jersey was revealed.

The college announced earlier this month that Henry Meacock, of Westfield, New Jersey, died during spring break, without revealing any detail, according to WOSU-FM.

Then came reports on social media and a report from a Spanish-language newspaper that Meacock had died after a three-story fall at the Mexican hotel where he was staying, the New York Post reported.

The incident took place at the Melia Hotel in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on March 15.

According to the reports, the 19-year-old tried to jump from one balcony to another.

The Post said social media postings indicated that Meacock was trying to recover an object that a female guest at the hotel had dropped, variously identified as an ID and a phone.

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