Woman Dies After Falling During Nativity Play
Albert Milliron | December 19, 2008 at 12:10 pmby
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A Tragic story out of Oakley, Ohio as a church was putting on a Nativity Play. A cast member who was suspended some 20-25 feet above the scene fell to her death following her harness breaking.
OAKLEY, Ohio -- A female cast member of a Christmas nativity show at a church who was injured when she fell during the performance Wednesday night has died, Cincinnati television station WLWT reported.According to a statement from the Crossroads Church in Oakley, Ohio, Keri Shryock, 23, a cast member from "Awaited: A Christmas Show," fell about 20 feet from a suspension harness during the opening night of the show. Medical personnel attended to her and transferred her to University Hospital, where she died on Thursday morning.Shryock, of Sylvania, Ohio, was a graduate student at Xavier University and a 2008 graduate of Bowling Green State University.Shryock was playing the role of one of three wise men who were suspended by cables in the air over the audience when one of the cables malfunctioned, according to Jennifer Lilley, a witness who was at the show.She fell to the floor in the aisle and didn't move, Lilley said.