UF student from South Florida dies after falling from apartment balcony

A 20-year-old University of Florida student has died in a fall from a third-floor balcony at an apartment complex, authorities said.

Gainesville Police Department Lt. Paris Owens told news outlets that witnesses called police when they saw Ian Burns fall shortly after 6 p.m. on Saturday at the University House Apartments near the main campus.

An incident report said Burns was taken to UF Health Shands Hospital. It didn't indicate when he died.

The report also didn't say how Burns fell.

The Sun-Sentinel reported that Burns attended Suncoast Community High School in Riviera Beach and his family currently lives in West Palm Beach.

The Gainesville Sun reported that Burns was studying mechanical engineering. 

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