FHSU student injured from 3-story fall while in Mexico dies

Update (10:50 a.m.): A teen who was in a coma after a fall while vacationing in Cancun, Mexico has died.

Debbie Casper confirmed her grandson's death on Tuesday.

Triston Werth would have been a sophomore at Fort Hays State University this coming school year.

Casper said Werth's family is heading back home from Houston. That's where he was transported after the fall.

Casper said her grandson was an organ donor, and his family donated all of his organs.

"He was outgoing, well-liked and well-loved. He was friends with everybody," said Casper.

Casper said funeral arrangements will be handled by Hays Memorial Chapel. She expects the funeral to be held next week.
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A Hays family is asking for prayers for Triston Werth. The soon-to-be sophomore at Fort Hays State University remains unresponsive at a Houston hospital.

The 19-year-old fell off a three-story balcony in Mexico earlier this week. The accident happened while he was on vacation. He suffered significant brain trauma.

"It looks like now we've found out probably after he fell and didn't have very much oxygen supply to his brain he had multiple strokes," says Megan Werth, his aunt.

Megan says Triston was treated for two days in Cancun before heading to a Houston hospital with his family. He has undergone several surgeries there.

"They basically have told the parents the outcome doesn't look good," says Megan. "They think their opinion right now is that if he ever were to wake up, he would probably be on assistance like tube feeds for the rest of his life."

But the family isn't giving up on him.

Megan and her husband set up a GoFundMe page for medical expenses. They raised nearly $20,000 in a single day.

"I think it really shows the character of how Midwest people are, and how a community can really rally in times of need like this," says Megan.

She says his family doesn't know exactly how he fell from the balcony or how much time passed before he was treated.