Fordham University student falls climbing campus bell tower to take photos

Fordham University student falls climbing campus bell tower to take photos

A Fordham University student who climbed the campus’ landmark bell tower Sunday to snap photos of the New York City skyline died after she accidentally fell. Sydney Monfries, 22, was taking part in a climb when she fell through an opening on the first landing of the tower, plummeted 40 feet and struck her head.

Simone
Simone
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It's still sad... We all do stupid things when we're young.. that said I wish people would fucking wake up and realize this selfie shit is destroying humanity.

Seekster
Seekster 1 year

Darwin award nominee.

The Last Viking
The Last Viking 1 year

Y’all savages in the comment section lol

Samaritan
Samaritan 1 year

And nothing of value was lost

Notsurewewillsee
Notsurewewillsee 1 year

Sadly this is what happens when we treat adults like kids until they are 26. While we all do stupid stuff when we are young, at 22 you should be a some what responsible adult, not a stupid teenager doing dangerous stuff for a stupid picture!

TakeThePill
TakeThePill 1 year

Good. If you do something that stupid, you get no pity from me. Get a damn drone, that's what they're for.

Rick Avory
Rick Avory 1 year

Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution at play here.

Seth Racc
Seth Racc 1 year

Natural selection

Joseph Cribari
Joseph Cribari 1 year

life is like a box of chocolates. you have to appreciate whatever piece you randomly pull out. if you keep going after what you want, in time, all you'll be left with, is the opposite. now, you could always just not eat from the box of chocolates, but that's literal suicide.

Return of the Gorgon
Return of the Gorgon 1 year

another Darwin Award winner!

(Arcamean)
(Arcamean) 1 year

Stupid is as stupid does.

Deadman 0_0
Deadman 0_0 1 year

Why is everyone in the comments acting like she fell climbing the outside of the tower? As far as I can tell from the reports she was on a staircase inside when she tripped and fell. So why the Darwin award stuff? It was some freak accident. Or am I missing something?

Gradient Flow
Gradient Flow 1 year

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes

Just An Opinion
Just An Opinion 1 year

University: for our rising stars... and our falling ones too.

Just An Opinion
Just An Opinion 1 year

Jack and Jill went up the tower to snap the skyline's third hour Jill fell down and broke her crown Upon her grave we place a flower

Just An Opinion
Just An Opinion 1 year

Now I'm free, I'm free fallin'  Yea I'm free, free fallin'.

Just An Opinion
Just An Opinion 1 year

She was the belle of the fall

Just An Opinion
Just An Opinion 1 year

Photo snap, skull crack, flat packed.

RaiRai
RaiRai 1 year

I don't want to talk ill of the dead, but I do not get why this is news. I rather hear about people who actually do something helpful or meaningful!

Just An Opinion
Just An Opinion 1 year

Hump me dump me did humpty dumpty.

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