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Bridgewater Courier Information

A memorial service was scheduled Monday on the Connecticut campus of Sacred Coronary heart College the place Peter DeSalvo, a 2019 Ridge Excessive College graduate who died over the weekend, was a scholar.

“It’s with heavy hearts that we share the information of the passing of our brother and teammate Peter DeSalvo (Class of 2023),” was written in a Fb put up by the Sacred Coronary heart College males’s rugby staff.

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“A cheerful freshman who introduced his all day in and time out on and off the pitch and shared a love of the sport like the remainder of us. It’s really unhappy to see a child with such nice potential go,” the put up continued.

The New York Post reported DeSalvo died Saturday after leaping off the sixth ground of the Vessel, a 150-foot tall spiral staircase resembling a beehive at New York Metropolis’s Hudson Yards.

The Vessel, a landmark piece of paintings, has 154 interconnecting flights of stairs with 2,500 steps and 80 landings that gives views of New York Metropolis, the Hudson River and different areas, based on the attraction’s web site.

READ: Mom of Rutgers student hit by train after frat party sues school, fraternity for wrongful death

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Following DeSalvo’s loss of life, police requested guests to go away the construction, based on The New York Times.

“It’s with nice disappointment that we inform you that Peter DeSalvo, a 2019 Ridge graduate, handed away this weekend. We know that the group might be affected by this tragic loss,” Karen A. Hudock, performing Ridge Excessive College principal mentioned in a letter to folks.

Hudock’s letter mentioned youngsters might expertise quite a lot of emotions associated to loss of life and dying, which can deal with DeSalvo or one other one who had died, or nervousness about loss of life typically. She mentioned the district encourages mother and father to hear rigorously to their youngsters and reply questions overtly and truthfully. 

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The letter supplied hyperlinks to assets to assist youngsters cope with loss of life and mentioned counselors can be found at college. 

“The Somerset County Traumatic Loss Coalition, part of the Richard Corridor Group Psychological Well being Heart, has additionally supplied their help to the district throughout this time and are on web site at Ridge for extra help,” the letter states.

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DeSalvo’s is the second loss of life of a latest Ridge Excessive College graduate in lower than a yr.

Carolyn Byington, a 2011 Ridge Excessive College graduate who earned her bachelor diploma at Lafayette Faculty, was discovered lifeless in her Plainsboro house in June. Her co-worker, Kenneth Saal, 30, of Lindenwold, was arrested in August and charged along with her homicide.

E mail: srussell@gannettnj.com

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Suzanne Russell is a breaking information reporter for MyCentralJersey.com masking crime, courts and different mayhem. To get limitless entry, please subscribe or activate your digital account today.

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