MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. April 8 2017 -- Authorities say two teenage girls fell to their deaths from the 18th-floor balcony of a beachfront hotel in South Carolina.
Horry County Coroner Robert Edge says 16-year-old Daniela Flores fell to a 10th-floor parking deck, while 17-year-old Amber Franco’s body was found on the roof of a ground-level Dunkin’ Donuts. The hotel has 18 floors.
Myrtle Beach Police Lt. Joey Crosby tells news outlets someone called 911 to report seeing the girls fall Wednesday at the Camelot By the Sea Hotel.
Crosby says both teens were students at Myrtle Beach High School, which is on spring break this week.
“Our teachers were just as devastated by this as our students were,” Myrtle Beach High School Principal John Washburn told CBS affiliate WBTW. “As you can imagine, all of us, they become our children, every single one of them. There were several that were deeply affected by it.”
Washburn said both girls were in honors classes and were well-liked. Councelors were brought in to the school on Thursday and will continue to be available for students and teachers.
Crosby says authorities do not suspect foul play, but don’t know yet exactly what prompted the falls.