Woman falls to her death ‘trying to jump between buildings’ during rooftop party

A young finance worker fell seven floors to her death in New York City during a boozy-birthday do on a rooftop.

Cameron Perrelli, 24, was partying in East Village when police say she fell after losing her balance.

But her heartbroken family say they've been told a number of different stories as to what happened.

"We got three stories,"' her uncle Michael Perrelli told the New York Daily News.

"That she was jumping from one building to the next, and we heard that she was walking on an air-condition vent, and then somebody just said she slipped.

"She was so beautiful in mind body and soul," Michael continued online.

"So hard to find logic in a loss of child… She will forever stay in are [sic] hearts and minds.

'I know Cameron would want all of us to stay strong because her determination in life was to be and do the best she could in everything."

Although an ambulance speedily took her to a nearby hospital in Bellevue, nothing could be done to save her.

The young woman's dad, Louis Perreli, said it was unlike his daughter to dice with death.

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"It's not like her to be a risk taker," he said to the paper.

"She was always the designated driver, the good person, the peacemaker. She was an angel."

The area, near the corner of East 12th Street, had seen a worrying rise in regular late-night socials with the number of revelers exceeding the safe amount, officials said.

New York Councilwoman Carlina Rivera said some party-goers even leap between rooftops.

She was working on two laws to make the buildings safer before the early morning tragedy occurred.

One would force people who live in the buildings to stick to city noise codes – whilst the other will bring in stricter rules on rooftop use and capacity.

"This tragedy shows just how dangerous overcrowded or mismanaged rooftop parties have become, and how often they have little to no safety protections or monitoring," Rivera told ABC7 New York.

The renovated property which Cameron plunged from, The Topanga at 202 Avenue A, has penthouses with roof access which are rented out for up to $12,000 per month.

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer said: "The tragic death of a woman who fell from a roof during a party in the East Village on Saturday is a painful reminder that City Hall and property managers are failing to step up when it comes to rooftop parties."

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