Girl, 14, falls to death doing parkour
Teachers tried to perform CPR on teen
A Spectra Secondary School student is believed to have fallen to her death while doing parkour on Tuesday morning.
Parkour is an activity where practitioners try to get from one point to another in the fastest way through running, jumping, climbing and vaulting.
According to condolence messages that some of her schoolmates posted on Twitter, 14 -year-old Shina Adriana Hendricks was trying to demonstrate a jump when she lost her balance and fell from the fourth storey.
The incident happened at about 9.30am at the school in Woodlands.
A police spokesman said officers arrived to find Shina lying motionless.
She was taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, then transferred to the KK Women's and Children's Hospital, where she died from her injuries.
According to Chinese evening daily Lianhe Wanbao, Shina's father, Mr James Hendricks, 52, told reporters at the mortuary yesterday morning that his daughter was found on the concrete ground with several injuries.
Teachers who rushed to the scene tried to revive her by performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Although he was unclear what had happened, Mr Hendricks said he believed it was an accident.
Shina's mother and two sisters, aged 22 and 25, were also at the mortuary.
Mr Hendricks added that his daughter had been a very happy and lively girl who brought a lot of laughter to those around her.
According to Lianhe Wanbao, the school's principal Krishnan Aravinthan said: "We are deeply saddened by the loss of our student. The school is providing support to the family as well as to the school community."
The New Paper understands that police are investigating this as a case of misadventure.
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