Editorial: Girl lucky to survive roof fall

I CAN'T really fathom what a 14-year-old girl is doing on top of roofs in Mary St at 2am in the morning.

The young girl, who by all rights should be at home in bed, fell through Perspex roofing, plunged five metres and landed on concrete. She is very lucky to be alive. It seems to be a trend of late for young people to take to the roofs in Mary St for fun.

The problem is the practice is illegal and very, very dangerous.

Early yesterday morning the roofs would have been wet and very slippery and, combined with the poor state of some of the roofs in Mary St, it's a recipe for disaster.

What makes the situation appear worse is that there were adults with the girl.

The two adults have been charged with taking part in an "unregulated high risk activity" and police are ramping up patrols of Mary St.

I just hope the girl makes a full recovery.

Gympie Times


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