Declan Sullivan Tweeted He'd 'Lived Long Enough' Before He Died
Declan Sullivan, the Student Filming at Notre Dame Who Died on Wednesday, Tweeted He Was Scared Shortly Before His Death
Declan Sullivan could not have known that his final tweets would cast an eerie light over Wednesday's events and the sad circumstances surrounding his death.
His Twitter account is locked down but according to CBS, Sullivan tweeted at around 3:22pm when practice was just starting "Gusts of wind up to 60 mph. Well today will be fun at work. I guess I've lived long enough."
Clearly he was joking and being sarcastic, but after his death it casts a grim premonition over the events about an hour and a half away.
At 4:04pm, Sullivan tweeted "Holy shit. Holy shit. This is terrifying."
About 45 minutes later, the tower collapsed and Sullivan had to be rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The day before, [Peter] Byrne [of CBS affiliate WSBT] notes, under similar conditions, the team practiced indoors. Notre Dame didn't comment about the switch to the outdoor field, even though South Bend was under a wind advisory at the time.
The incident is now under investigation and it will have to be determined why it was considered safe enough for Declan to be up on a scissor lift in such high winds.
A memorial was held for him at Notre Dame on Wednesday night.