A US school teacher died after she accidentally fell off a rooftop balcony while laughing during a vacation in Mexico.
Sharon Regoli Ciferno, 50, a teacher at Charles A. Huston Middle School in western Pennsylvania, was with her daughter at a friend’s house in Mexico when she sat on a deck ledge that doubled as a bench.
“She started laughing very hard and when she put her head back she lost her balance and fell back,” her brother, David Regoli, told.
“She suffered multiple injuries to her body and brain”, he added.
Regoli Ciferno was taken to a hospital in San Diego and died of her injuries.
“This was a tragic accident that has devastated our very close-knit family,” her brother said.
The tragedy happened just as her students were getting ready to return to school from summer break.
Huston Middle School Principal Brian Ferra told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that Regoli Ciferno’s death will leave a void at the school.
“She wore her heart on her sleeve,” Ferra told the website. “She would do anything for anyone.”
Regoli Ciferno was married and a mother of two teens, ages 15 and 17.