Fordham student falls from campus bell tower while snapping photos: cops
A 22-year-old student fell Sunday morning while climbing a bell tower at Fordham University with friends to snap pictures of the skyline, according to authorities.
The woman, whose name was not released, was “extremely critical” after the 40-foot fall, cops said.
The group of seniors climbed the Keating Hall clock tower at about 4 a.m. when the woman fell through an opening on the first landing of the tower and tumbled inside the structure, striking her head on the ground, cops said.
Students told The Post it was a “right of passage” among undergraduates to climb the tower, touch the bell and taking photos outside one of the top windows.
“I heard they were just getting a better view of the city,” a senior student, Anne, told The Post. “I think they were posting on Instagram when it happened.”
EMS rushed the injured student to St Barnabas Hospital, where she was in critical condition.
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