Friends pay tribute online to teen who died after falling 4 floors at Orchard Central

SINGAPORE - Friends of the teenager who died after falling from the fourth floor at Orchard Central paid tribute to him on social media, calling him "a great kid" and "an amazing person".

The 17-year-old, believed to be Jonathan Chow Hua Guang, died after falling four storeys from the linkway between Orchard Central and Orchard Gateway on Friday (Feb 24) afternoon.

Sharing photos of Jonathan on his Facebook page, Lincoln Loko Isaa wrote that he was "so sad to hear the bad news this morning".

"You will be missed but never forgotten. R.I.P. brother," he wrote.

So sad to hear the bad news this morning.. Jonathan Chow you will be missed but never forgotten. R.I.P brother. ❤️

Posted by Lincoln MParr on Friday, February 24, 2017

Jessica Jade Sukrom wrote that Jonathan was "an amazing person and I hope you're okay up there".

Jake Laing wrote that Jonathan took him in, fed him and lent him clothes when he "had nowhere to go". "I cannot believe you're gone I really can't accept it," he wrote. "It's a hard thing to swallow for me man because we have a bag of memories together which I will never forget."

Information from his Facebook page indicates that Jonathan was from Randwick Boys High School, a school in Australia's south-eastern New South Wales state.

From pictures and videos shared by Jonathan's friends in memory of him, he appeared to be an avid skateboarder.

On the day of the incident, the teenager is believed to have climbed over the railing to retrieve his phone from a projection made of plasterboard, which was not meant to be load-bearing. It collapsed.

Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers took him to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, with paramedics administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on him on the way, but he died in hospital.

This article was first published on Feb 25, 2017.
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