12-Year-Old Evades Darwin Awards

KKX - August 3, 2008 12:45PM in General News

In a feeble attempt to show her cousin the Hudson River, Grace Bergere and her cousin climbed a 25-foot ladder up a brick chimney. This was the highest point of her apartment complex and when she reached the top, she fell down the chimney. This was perhaps because she thought that people could actually fly out of chimneys and land safely as seen in Mary Poppins, Regardless, she survived the 14 storey fall with only an injured hip. A pile of soot at the bottom saved her from serious injury and when fire-fighters found her, she was described as “...black all over" with soot.