Friends of man who fell through skylight hoping for speedy recovery


19-year-old fell 28 feet through skylight onto gym floor at Bay Trail Middle School


Two former Penfield High School Students went up to the roof of Bay Trail Middle School earlier this week, that’s when things took a turn.

One of the young men, a 19-year-old former Penfield High School senior, was left in critical condition after falling through a skylight on the roof. He dropped 28 feet to the gym floor below. Friends are sharing details about the accident and are hoping he pulls through.

Nick Maness says his friend (name being withheld for the time being) is, “He’s a very talented guitar player. We were in some of the school concerts together. Overall, he’s a well-liked guy. He played football and he’s a good guy.

A musician and basketball player, it still unknow why the two teens were on the roof of Bay Trail Middle School. 

Officials say Marijuana was involved.  

Maness says they might have been smoking marijuana and were hanging out on the roof when the accident happened.

“They were probably relaxing up there and my guess is that he was laid down on the sky light and that’s how it happened is my guess,” said Maness. “As far as I know, he was hanging out with one of he’s buddies and what I heard is that they were smoking pot and stuff.” 

According to Nick, other friends who know the teen are sending out support through social media.

“I hope he’s recovering well,” says Maness. “But they’re sending out messages on social media and stuff just sending out thoughts and prayers to the family.”

We did reach out to Strong Memorial hospital where the teen is being kept in guarded condition since that fall on Thursday.  

He is still in the intensive care unit at this time.  

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