PULLMAN, Wash. -

A 22-year-old Washington State University student who fell three stories from an apartment building balcony is apparently improving at a Spokane hospital.

The man fell early Friday morning from an apartment building on College Hill while trying to climb down to a second story balcony. He landed on shrubs and grass and was found unconscious.

Pullman police say he has since woken up after being flown to a hospital in Spokane. Officers say alcohol was involved.

This is the third time this semester that there has been an alcohol involved building fall involving a university student at either University of Idaho or Washington State University.