A student from Fordham University who climbed Sunday at the historic campus steeple to take pictures of the skyline of New York City was seriously injured after an accidental fall.
The 22-year-old was on a 3-hour climb when she fell to a height of 40 feet and hit her head, the New York Post reported. His condition was described as critical in a Bronx hospital not far from the Fordham campus.
She was with other seniors when she fell into an opening on the first landing of the tower, the newspaper reported.
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Students said that climbing up the tower, touching the bell and taking pictures of panoramic views were part of a "rite of passage" last year, according to the newspaper.
"I heard that they just had a better view of the city," said a senior newspaper official. "I think they were posting on Instagram when it happened."
Fordham's parents reacted quickly to the news.
Rookie Grayson Brown, 19, told the Post that her mother texted him Sunday saying "Stay out of the steeple!"
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According to information, a visitor to the Grand Canyon died recently while he was taking a photo of a dangerous roost.
Two months ago, it was reported that a Texas teenager was lucky to be alive after surviving a fall in November from the height of a bridge that he had climbed. to take a selfie.
Last October, a new study by researchers in India revealed that more than 250 people worldwide have died after selfies over the past six years, the Washington Post reported.
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Some of these deaths were due to falls from height.