Wednesday, September 30, 2015
School Boy Falls To His Death While Taking Bizzare Selfie
The 17-year-old student apparently climbed to the top of a building in Vologda, Russia, with a companion one evening last week with the intention of creating a photo of himself dangling off the towering structure.
Armed with rope and his phone, he approached the edge of the rooftop in the fading light and lowered himself over it. But seconds later, the rope gave way and he plummeted nine floors, according to local media reports.
Although several bushes below the rooftop cushioned the boy's fall, he suffered extensive and severe injuries. He was rushed to a hospital in eastern Russia's Vologda Oblast region, where he died around two hours later.