July 17, 2012
Steve St. Bernard returned home from work thinking his day was over, it had hardly begun.
Arriving at his home on Surf Avenue in the Coney Island section of Queens, he noticed a commotion. Onlookers were running towards a building where 7 year old Kayla McCree had wandered onto the window ledge, and was standing 3 stories up, swaying from side to side.
As one parent called 911, another sprinted upstairs to warn the girls’ family. Before either was finished, Kayla lost her balance and plummeted below.