A 22-year-old woman fell five stories from the roof of her Manhattan apartment building Saturday evening and survived, according to media reports.
The victim was taking skyline photos from the roof with friends around 8 p.m. when she lost her balance, plunging off the building in the Kips Bay neighborhood and landing in a small outdoor space, according to WNBC-TV.
The woman, identified as Reilly Hamilton, suffered severe injuries, including a fractured pelvis, broken ankle and broken arm, WNBC reported. She was hospitalized in critical but stable condition.
Reilly Hamilton, 22, plunged from the roof of her Kips Bay apartment building, landing in a cramped courtyard, officials said.https://t.co/ulxSFBS9AK— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) May 5, 2019
Hamilton is the latest in a string of falls, many deadly, involving people trying to take selfies from dangerous locations.
This happens far too often... my prayers. Andrea Norton: College student falls off a cliff while posing for photo - CNN https://t.co/VoGQOBK0Jk— Ryan J. Bolger (@ryanjbolger) April 17, 2019
Briar Cliff University student Andrea Norton, 20, died in a fall from a cliff in an Arkansas state park last month as she was trying to position herself in a group photo.
Fordham University student Sydney Monfries, 22, also died last month after falling more than 30 feet from a landing in the college's off-limits clock tower after taking photos of the Bronx skyline with friends on the tower's roof.
The University community mourns the loss of Sydney Monfries, a senior at Fordham College at Rose Hill, who died Sunday evening after sustaining a fall inside the Keating Clock tower. Resources for students are below: https://t.co/UxoIS2AqRH— Fordham University (@FordhamNYC) April 15, 2019
The student, Sydney Monfries, 22, had been climbing the tower at Keating Hall with other students at roughly 3 a.m. when she plunged to the ground, authorities and school officials said.https://t.co/8bY0VvwGpc— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) April 16, 2019
Pictured: Sydney Monfries who fell from Fordham University's clock tower https://t.co/bKz3irPY01— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) April 15, 2019
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