As parents, many of us are alarmed at the prominence of our teenagers’ cell phones in their everyday lives. In fact, we often wonder what they would do to make sure they have their electronic ‘best friend’ by their side. One family has received a devastating answer to that question, in a way no parent would EVER want it answered.
Reports say that her phone was in a locked room and she could not get inside to retrieve it. So she had what she thought was a brilliant idea. She would simply go outside to the fire escape and find the room she wants and enter it through an open window there. But things did not go exactly how she planned, and it ended up costing her life.
15-year-old Imogen Roche was attending a party at a TriBeCa apartment building over Labor Day weekend, and somehow got separated from her phone. How she tried to retrieve, sadly, turned out to be the final act of her young life.
Friends stood by in utter shock as they watched their friend, 15-year-old Imogen Roche, fall to her death from a high rise fire escape, five stories off the ground. The young woman was attempting to enter an apartment from the exterior to retrieve a personal item. Witnesses say she was trying to move from one window to another when she slipped and fell to the ground.
Imogen, a student at Beacon High School, was trying to gain access to a locked room through the window when she slipped and fell, landing on her back on the sidewalk, cops said. She had left her cell phone in the room, sources said.
The critically injured teen was rushed to Bellevue Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
The circumstances surrounding the teen’s death are under investigation, according to police, but at this time no charges have been filed in what they say was most likely an accident.
Please join us in praying for the girl’s family as they process this devastating tragedy. May God’s peace and comfort envelop them during this difficult time.