TYRO, N.C. -- A West Davidson High School graduate is in stable condition after falling head-first from the third floor of a cadet barracks at West Point. Friends and family tell us Josh Robertson landed on a truck leaving him with serious injuries including broken bones, a punctured lung and a fractured skull.
A spokesperson for the U.S. Military Academy says they are investigating how it happened.
Robertson graduated from West Davidson in June with a full paid scholarship to the U.S. Military Academy.
"[West Point] was definitely Josh's dream," said Avery Denton, a close friend. "If you knew Josh you knew what he was going for. He always had stellar grades and always took the hardest classes because he knew what he needed to get in."
Robertson is known throughout the West Davidson community as the kid who loves sports, friends, working hard in school and serving others.
"He was a volunteer that stood out," said Cody Milliron with the West Davidson Food Pantry. Robertson put in over 150 hours of volunteer work in just one summer. "Every day we were open that summer, except two weeks he was away on camp, he was here. He is very dedicated, very loyal and cares about people."
Robertson has a long road to recovery. He has undergone several surgeries with another one planned for Friday to help with injuries to his face.