American Lecturer Dies After Using Hose To Climb Down From Balcony: Officials


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Officials believe an American lecturer plummeted seven stories and died after using a hose to climb down his apartment’s balcony in Iraq Saturday.

Peter Choi, a lecturer at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS), was reportedly trying to go down one floor using the hose before climbing back up, NBC News reported Monday. Local police Capt. Sarkoat Mohammed said it was unclear why the 35-year-old was attempting to access his neighbor’s balcony.

Choi taught English at the university since 2014, according to the university’s statement Sunday. (RELATED: Georgetown Apologized Non-Stop Over Slavery, School Still Took Money From Slavery-Rampant Country)

He has lectured in the Kurdistan region of northeastern Iraq since 2011, according to NBC. Choi earned an undergraduate degree from Saint Mary’s College of California and a master’s from the American College of Education.

“He was an active member of the University community, coaching the men’s basketball team and acting as a faculty advisor for the Environment Keepers club,” AUIS President Bruce Walker Ferguson wrote. “We extend our deepest sympathies to Peter’s family and friends.”

A memorial was scheduled for Choi on Sunday, according to the university.

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