BRONX: Student Falls to Death From Bell Tower

4.14.19 | by Adam Balhetchet | BRONX – 22-year-old Sydney Monfries fell 30 feet to her death climbing the bell tower of Fordham University. She was with her friends when it happened early Sunday morning. FDNY & ESU were on scene treated her for serious injuries. She was rushed to an area hospital where she was pronounced deceased. The bell tower is kept locked at night. Unclear how the students managed to ascend the tower. It is considered an unofficial rite of passage to climb the tower.