Police investigating death of Spectra Secondary student; she was doing parkour when she fell

Police are investigating the death of a Spectra Secondary School student who is believed to have fallen to her death while practicing parkour.
Police are investigating the death of a Spectra Secondary School student who is believed to have fallen to her death while practicing parkour. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - A 14-year-old student of Spectra Secondary School, is believed to have been doing parkour, an activity where practitioners get from one point to another in the fastest way, when she fell to her death on Tuesday morning (Oct 20).

Shina Adriana Hendricks, 14, was trying to jump from the fourth to the third floor of a school building when she over jumped, missed the ledge, and fell to the ground floor, Chinese daily Lianhe Wanbao reported on Wednesday.

Police told The Straits Times that investigations are ongoing.

The police and Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) received a call at 9.30am on Wednesday, and Ms Hendricks was sent to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital before being transferred to KK Women's and Children's Hospital.

But the teenager succumbed to her injuries.

The student's father, James Hendricks, 52, said at an interview with reporters at the mortuary on Wednesday morning that his daughter was found on the concrete ground with several injuries.

He said he was unclear what had happened but said he did not plan to sue the school as he believed it was an accident.

Shina's mother and two sisters, aged 22 and 25, were also present at the mortuary.

Mr Hendricks added that his daughter was a very happy and lively girl who brought a lot of laughter.