Fordham senior died after falling inside off-limits clock tower weeks before graduation

Sydney Monfries

A Fordham University student who died trying to get a photograph for social media posted a final video on Snapchat minutes before plunging to her death inside a clock tower.

A student who was injured when she fell from the Fordham University bell tower has died.

Emergency responders found Monfries unconscious inside the tower at about 3:17 a.m. local time with a low pulse and trauma to her head, The Post reported.

The circumstances of her fall were not immediately available, police said.

A Fordham University senior, just weeks away from graduation, died after climbing the school's clock tower and falling almost 30 feet inside the structure Sunday. "Our hearts go out to Sydney's parents, and her family and friends - theirs is an unimaginable loss, and we share their grief".

Monfries was a senior and had been studying journalism, according to the Times.

The university said they will confer a bachelor's degree upon Sydney posthumously.

A memorial mass for Monfries was held on campus Sunday night.

The senior continued, "I think they were posting on Instagram when it happened".

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She is being treated at a nearby hospital, according to the report.

In a statement to INSIDER, a spokesperson for Fordham said there have been "no other falls in or from Keating Tower".

Investigators say the student apparently climbed into the tower with friends.

Oregon State University Beavers campus in Corvallis.

The 83-year-old granite Gothic clock tower, also described as a bell tower, rises from Keating Hall, a classroom and administrative building, The New York Times reported.

The university said authorized school officials "have sometimes given tours of the tower, in part to satisfy students' curiosity about it, and reduce the likelihood that they would attempt to enter the structure without authorization". They're unlocked at night when they're cleaning.

The clock tower at Keating Hall at Fordham University in the Bronx.

The accident occurred early in the morning before Fordham's annual Spring Preview event for admitted students.

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