College Student Dies After Fall from Campus Bell Tower

A college student outside New York City died after falling from the bell tower on her university's campus, just weeks before she was set to graduate.

Sydney Monfries was a 22-year-old senior at Fordham University outside NYC. She fell to her death after climbing the campus’ famed bell tower over the weekend, just two weeks before she was going to walk the stage at graduate. Monfries was trying to take a picture of the New York City skyline around 3 a.m. Sunday when she fell 30 feet from the Keating Hall tower, the New York Post reported. She survived the fall with injuries to the head and body but later died at St. Barnabas Hospital, police said.

 

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