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Teen aspiring actress falls to her death in reach for cell phone

The 15-year-old was at a party in Manhattan when she climbed onto a fire escape to retrieve her cell phone

A 15-year-old girl in New York City died in a fatal plunge from a five-story Tribeca apartment on Sunday night.

The New York Post reports that Imogen Roche was attending a party at a residence when she climbed onto a fire escape to try and get her cell phone from inside a locked room in the apartment.

The aspiring actress was trying to climb into the room through a window lost her balance and fell five stories down, ABC 7 reports. She reportedly landed on her back and was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

The girl had been attending a party at the Tribeca residence, whose owners were not home at the time. According to the New York Post report, some of the teenage partygoers had been drinking alcohol.

Imogen’s father is Theseus Roche, a Screen Actors Guild member who is a writer and director, and who directs an after school program for Manhattan Youth. Imogen has reportedly appeared in multiple short online videos, including the below short film featured on Vimeo.

Imogen Roche – Spring Dance Awakening from Manhattan Youth on Vimeo.