Ohio U. women's soccer player dies in fall at hotel
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- A 20-year-old Ohio University soccer player on spring break fell from a fifth-floor balcony at her hotel and died.
Witnesses told authorities that Sarah Merritt was climbing from the balcony of one room to another at the Comfort Inn & Suites when she fell about 60 feet Wednesday, Beaufort County sheriff's Capt. Bob Bromage said.
An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday in Charleston.
Merritt, a senior from Tipp City, Ohio, was staying with college friends at the hotel, authorities said.
A forward, she had two assists while playing all 19 games last season.
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