Pennsylvania teacher falls to her death after ‘laughing too hard’


A woman vacationing in Mexico died Monday after falling off a roof-top balcony because she was laughing too hard.

Sharon Regoli Ciferno, 50, a teacher at Charles A. Huston Middle School in western Pennsylvania, was with her daughter at a friend’s house in Mexico when she sat on a deck ledge that doubled as a bench which had no backing.

Her brother, David Regoli, told reporters she began laughing really hard and “when she put her head back she lost her balance and fell.”

Regoli Ciferno suffered several injuries to her body and brain. Authorities say alcohol was not a factor.

The building code standards in Mexico are not as strict as in the U.S.

Regoli Ciferno was rushed to a hospital in San Diego and died shortly after from the severity of her injuries.

“This was a tragic accident that has devastated our very close-knit family,” her brother said.

Regoli Ciferno leaves behind a husband, and two teens, ages 15 and 17.

Her brother wrote this about her on Facebook:
Rest In Peace my amazing beautiful little sister, Sharon Regoli Ciferno. She passed about an hour ago from the horrific trauma from her fall. My family is devastated and heart broken. Please keep us all in your prayers. She died very peacefully with her husband John and her children as well as my parents and me holding her hands and praying over her. Now we need prayers of strength to come to grips with our loss. Through her generous gift of life, at least 5 people will have the opportunity to live on with some of her organs. Please pray for those who are receiving her organs tonight that they live a better life by being touched by Sharon.

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