Another young man has lost his life. This time it is Matt James, a 17 year old football recruit for Notre Dame. He was in Panama City, Florida for Spring Break and died after falling from a third floor balcony.
James, an offensive lineman, who a senior at Saint Xavier High School in Cincinnati stood at 6′ 6′ and 291 lbs, died instantly from the fall. It was just a week before his 18th birthday.
This is the second death in Panama City during Spring Break, as last week a 19 year old died after falling from a 6 floor balcony.
Saint Xavier quarterback Luke Massa was with James when he died, according to Cincinnati.com. Massa’s father said his sone is ‘devastated’ and ‘lost one of his best friends.’
Almost 3,000 people have joined the Facebook group ‘R.I.P. Matt James.’