UF Student Who Fell Five Stories Makes Miraculous Recovery

Mitchell Capps

(WCJB) – Seven months after falling from a downtown Gainesville parking garage and suffering a traumatic brain injury, one Florida gator is back on his feet and plans to be back in class this semester.

Mitch Capps is lucky and grateful to be alive after his fall. “I mean it’s just cool to be alive, I mean breathing, and drinking water those are really cool things to do,” he said.

The memories of the fall are hazy for Mitch including why he was up there in the first place.”I only remember like a split second of falling and being like oh no and then hitting the ground and being like ouch.”

Back in January of this year, Mitch fell from all the way a five-story drop all the way to the concrete, probably landing feet first. CONTINUE