Behind the scenes of Sydney Monfries’ harrowing rescue after Fordham tower plunge

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The Fordham College coed who plunged from a campus clock tower Sunday couldn’t initially be rescued as a result of the construction was so slim, forcing first-responders to make use of a basket — whereas performing chest compressions on her alongside the best way, in response to Hearth Division sources.

Emergency staff discovered Sydney Monfries, 22, on the second flooring of the off-limits Keating Corridor clock tower round 3:17 a.m. Sunday with barely any pulse.

They tried to hold her on a stretcher downstairs and out the entrance however couldn’t maneuver her by way of the slim stairway — then her vitals flatlined, sources mentioned.

So medics switched gears and loaded her into rescue basket and started hoisting it up towards the place she fell from — with at the very least one emergency responder driving alongside to carry out chest compressions and preserve blood flowing to her very important organs, in response to sources.

Monfries was lifted up within the basket and out a window earlier than EMS lowered her again all the way down to the bottom.

The journalism senior, who was anticipated to graduate in Could, is now “clinging to life” on life help at St. Barnabas Hospital, in response to sources.

Officers mentioned Monfries scaled the tower with mates to snap images from its peak.

A rep for the varsity mentioned entrances to the tower are presupposed to be locked and the varsity is investigating how college students received in.

Extra reporting by Larry Celona

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