Sunday, August 3, 2008

Girl Falls 14 Floors and Lives

Grace Bergere experienced a miracle. The 12-year-old girl fell down the chimney of her New York apartment building, plummeting 14 floors. She only sustained a hip injury and was conscious when firefighters found her. Grace was saved by a pile of soot at the bottom of the chimney. The soot cushioned her otherwise deadly fall.  

Grace and her cousin had climbed to the rooftop of the apartment building, where she proceeded to climb the ladder going up a large brick chimney. When she reached the top, Grace accidentally fell into the mouth of the chimney.    

A 14-story plummet is not good news, but surviving it is. Grace is a super lucky kid. 

(Originally reported by the BBC.)

28 comments:

Wilson said...

Wow, that IS lucky! What are the chances of that? One in a billion?

Captain Jesus said...

My question is why she was playing around a 140 ft chimney. Dumb kid.

TheAbacus said...

I guess you meant 'soot'. Oh shoot.. was that a typo? :P

Jeff said...

thank the lord for miracles

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Julieanne Paige said...

It is so refreshing to see some good news.

Julieanne

lupie said...

What a lucky girl!
Glad she is ok!

Beverly said...

Yup... typo! She was saved by SOOT not by the shoot.

(I know that cuz I followed the link to the original story) :)

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Cosmo chick said...

Yes, she is very lucky. But I do wonder why she needed to climb so high.

Mr. Nissan said...

wow that is amazing. i heard about a guy falling 47 floors and living.

megan said...

wow! thats unbelievable! so nice to hear some good news for once :)

MeMoe said...

That's good she survived! I like this blog because it has good news. I have a blog also. But why did she need to go on top of a roof???


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Michael Reid said...

All Mary Poppins' chimney sweeps seemed to survive okay so why shouldn't she?!

Alan Duda said...

check out a similar story that was good news in my hometown!

http://www.wtnh.com/Global/story.asp?s=8780756

The guy is my friend's dad and there's a video of it on the left there on that page.

(:

joe pettis said...

i guess you could call that a GRACEful fall

oh man, no one came up with that before me?

K said...

Whoa where were her parents? She's so lucky nothing happened to her.

Penn Tomassetti said...

Wow. That is only by grace that she was saved from such a fall.

TheAbacus said...

Big deal! If Santa can do it every year with that sort of weight.. why can't she?

rockthisway said...

That's wonderful! =) The goodside to this is, well, she'll never do THAT again.

Yasmin Khrais said...

Wow! Now she's got a great story to tell her kids when she grows up! hehe

Amit Ray said...

This incident is a good example of how potent 'luck' is. You never know when it favors you and in nothing less than a miraculous way.

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Dr. Jay SW said...

Gotta say, this is probably the best argument for not cleaning the chimney I've ever seen....

Umsy said...

yup,it is a miracle...& why did she have to climb up that ladder??!!

Complicated Melody said...

I'm sure her parents are relieved that she's ok.

encantadora said...

Crazy? Lucky? Strange situation? At least it had a good outcome.