Sex teens in balcony death plunge
Teen couple fall from 6th floor balcony after allegedly trying to have sex on railing.
Article originally in Parent24
UK: Two teenagers died in a tragic plunge from a sixth floor balcony after witnesses reported having seen them appearing to attempt having sex on the railing, according to the Daily Mail.
The 19-year-old girl’s Russian parents are said to be travelling to London where the accident took place to assist in the investigation into the teen’s death. The student was attending a party at an upmarket apartment block to mark the end of exams.
The 18-year-old young man who also fell to his death was apparently Mexican; his parents are also flying to London from Mexico.
A neighbour said that he had seen the couple come out onto
the balcony and attempt to have sex, saying that the young man had been lifting
the girl onto the railings. After seeing them fall, the shocked neighbour
rushed next door only to discover the couple in a pool of blood.
Police are investigating, although they are reportedly viewing
the tragedy as an accident.
All over the UK students are celebrating the end of exams in
parties which are marked by heavy drinking and occasional criminal incidents.
In SA the end-of-year parties such as the annual Plett Rage
where thousands of Matrics head for the sleepy coastal town to party have also
had incidents in the past, leading to strict rules about teens drinking and driving and also that teens planning to party must wear admission bracelets.
This has helped a great deal in controlling the crowds.
If your teen is hell-bent on having the party of a lifetime,
you can help by ensuring that:
- There are designated drivers that won’t be
- No underage teens will be drinking.
- Party-goers provide contact details for their
parents or guardians.
- If over the age of drinking, that alcohol
consumption is monitored and, if the teen has had too much, no more will be
served to that teen.
- Consider having one or two adults present to
ensure that the party does not get out of control.
- Remove valuables and lock access to parts of the
property which may present a safety hazard such as rooftops or balconies.
- If there is a swimming pool at the house, ensure
that there’s a sober monitor with lifesaving skills- alcohol and swimming do
not go well together and a drunk swimmer may easily get into difficulties.
- Make sure your teen knows the dangers of
excessive drinking, and enforce a “no drugs” policy.
Do you know what your teen gets up to at parties?