Fayette County

UK student who fell from Lexington apartment balcony, son of state lawmaker, in coma.

The Lex apartments on South Broadway in Lexington.
The Lex apartments on South Broadway in Lexington. palcala@herald-leader.com

A University of Kentucky student who fell from a third-floor balcony of an apartment near University of Kentucky’s campus last week is in a coma, according to a state representative.

Rep. Chris Harris (D-Forest Hills) said the student who fell from The Lex apartment balcony early Friday morning is Corbin Harris, his son.

“While at this time his condition has not improved nor worsened and he remains most critical, we take comfort in knowing he is in God’s hands,” Harris stated.

Rep. Dean Schamore (D-Hardinsburg) said Saturday Chris Harris was in a coma “but is showing signs of improvement.”

Police were unsure Friday if anyone else was on the balcony or what led to him falling.

The Kentucky House Democrats posted a message Saturday sending their thoughts and prayers.

“We pray for Corbin’s recovery and for the Harris family during this difficult time,” it posted.

Harris stated the team at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital is “providing the very best care possible for our son.”

“Know that Leslie and I - our entire family - are deeply moved and thankful for the overwhelming love and prayers we have received from all across the Commonwealth. Please continue to keep Corbin and his Neurosurgery team here at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in your prayers,” he stated.