Outpouring of support for UK student, son of state representative who fell from Lex balcony

Corbin Harris, a UK sophomore, fell from a balcony at The Lex apartment complex on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Lexington, Kentucky. 

Rick Childress

A UK student, who fell from a third-floor balcony at The Lex apartments last week, is in a coma, a state representative wrote in a statement Monday.

Corbin Harris, a 19-year-old sophomore, was found just after midnight on Friday morning with a severe head injury. His father, Rep. Chris Harris, a Democrat representing Pike and Martin Counties in the state legislature, wrote that his son’s condition remains “most critical.”

“The nurses, staff and doctors here at the UK Chandler Medical Center are second to none and they are providing the very best care possible for our son, Harris wrote on Facebook.

Dean Schamore, a Democrat of Hardinsburg, wrote on Saturday that Corbin is in a coma, “but is showing signs of improvement.”

“Please add him to your Church prayer list this weekend and say a prayer for him and his family,” Schamore stated on Facebook.

“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,” Harris continued on Facebook.

On Friday, Lexington police spokeswoman Brenna Angel said it’s not clear how Corbin, who is a resident at the Lex, fell from the balcony.

The Lex is located at 521 S. Broadway, not far from UK’s campus.