• Woman survives 5-story fall from apartment building after roof photos

    By: Shelby Lin Erdman, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    A 22-year-old woman fell five stories from the roof of her Manhattan apartment building Saturday evening and survived, according to media reports.

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    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.

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    Hamilton is the latest in a string of falls, many deadly, involving people trying to take selfies from dangerous locations.

    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.

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    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.



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