Ithaca, N.Y. — An 18-year-old man was found dead below the Thurston Avenue Bridge Sunday, according to Cornell.

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The man — Andres Lozano, 18, of Florida — is not a student or affiliated with the university, according to officials with Cornell’s media relations division. Several officers and a bystander could be seen on the bridge Sunday.

The death occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m., Cornell officials said. It is an apparent suicide, according to the Cornell University Police Department.

Lozano’s body was recovered from the Fall Creek Gorge. Cornell police are investigating.

The Thurston Avenue Bridge connects Cornell’s central and north campuses. Nets were installed on the bridge, and others, to prevent suicides. University officials are investigating how Lozano’s death occurred.

From Cornell:

Support services are available to all members of the Cornell community. Students may consult with counselors from Gannett Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) by calling 607-255-5155. Students may speak with a peer counselor by calling EARS at 607-255-3277. Employees may call the Faculty Staff Assistance Program at 607-255-2673. 

The Ithaca-based Crisis line is available at 607-272-1616. For additional resources, visit

From the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

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Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.