ASU student dies at Watauga Medical Center


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The Appalachian

A 23-year-old Appalachian State University student died at Watauga Medical Center on Friday night according to a press release from the Boone Police Department.

Michael C. Schmitt was found in distress when Boone Police, Fire and Watauga Medics responded to 325 Yosef Drive for a medical emergency just before 9:15 p.m. He was transported to the hospital where he then passed away.

There are no indications of foul play at this time and the investigation is ongoing, according to the release.

The Appalachian will continue to provide updates on this story when further information is released.

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