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Man pulled from Ohio State’s Mirror Lake in critical condition in ICU

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Tushar Shriram Kabre, age 28, was in critical condition in the ICU as of Tuesday afternoon. Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editor

Tushar Shriram Kabre, age 28, was in critical condition in the ICU as of Tuesday afternoon. Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editor

The man who was pulled out of Mirror Lake Aug. 18 was reported to still be in critical condition at the Wexner Medical Center in the Intensive Care Unit as of Tuesday afternoon, according to WexnerMedical Center spokeswoman Alexis Shaw.

Tushar Shriram Kabre, age 28, was rescued from the lake after a 911 call reporting a “person in distress in Mirror Lake” was received at approximately 5 p.m., and other bystanders approached the Ohio State Public Safety Mobile Command Unit that was in the area to get additional help.

The female OSU student who made the call has declined to comment on the situation.

Police officers and Student Safety officers jumped into Mirror Lake to pull Kabre from the water and bystanders reported paramedics performed CPR and chest resuscitations for several minutes without any apparent reaction from him.

OSU Administration and Planning spokeswoman Lindsay Komlanc said in an email that Kabre “received a masters of science in chemistry degree in Autumn 2011” and that he is not currently enrolled at the university.

OSU Ph.D. candidate Krishna Patel, an acquaintance of Kabre’s from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, told The Lantern Aug. 19 that Kabre was a student from India and he didn’t know of any relatives of Kabre’s in the area.

Attempts to locate relatives of Kabre were unsuccessful.

Jumping in Mirror Lake before the OSU football game against the University of Michigan is a university tradition, and University Police Chief Paul Denton said whether the incident will affect the jump, which is not a university sanctioned event, will not be determined by University Police.

Student Life spokesman Dave Isaacs said he was not in the position to discuss the incident Aug. 19 because the details of what took place are not yet clear. How it will affect the jump is unknown.

“Certainly the Mirror Lake jump will be discussed and, if appropriate, we will reflect on the unfortunate incident of another night,” Isaacs said.

Isaacs said until the police investigation is completed it was “premature” to make any decisions.

Isaacs said Monday there had not been any meetings that discussed the incident and its possible effects.

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:
Correction: Aug. 27, 2013
Due to incorrect information provided by the Wexner Medical Center media relations office, an earlier version of this story and its headline stated that Tushar Shriram Kabre was in fair condition and out of the ICU Monday. Kabre, however, is still in critical condition in the ICU and was never taken out of the ICU. 

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