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Woman Falls to Her Death While Hanging From a Rooftop

August 17, 1994

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ A woman dangling from a rooftop on a dare from her husband slipped and plummeted five stories to her death, police said.

Amy Wright, 34, had attached herself to her husband with a clothesline and climbed over the roof’s edge early Tuesday.

″She either lost her grip or let go to hang no-handed, when she slipped through the rope,″ Detective Lt. John Lynch said.

Mrs. Wright’s husband, Colin, had been drinking at the time, Lynch said.

No immediate charges were filed.

The Wrights ran an antique restoration business in the building.

″He used to say that she was the best thing that ever happened to him,″ said a friend, John Medeiros.