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Report: Teaneck Coach Pretended To Fly Before Fatal Fall From WTC Escalator

Jenny Santos was allegedly pretending to fly before falling to her death at the World Trade Center.
Jenny Santos was allegedly pretending to fly before falling to her death at the World Trade Center. Photo Credit: Jenny Santos

TEANECK, N.J. — Jenny Santos, the Teaneck rowing coach who fell to her death from an escalator at Oculus, was pretending to be a superhero before the tragedy, the Daily News reported Monday .

It was originally reported that she was reaching for her sister’s hat before the fall at the Manhattan transit hub Saturday.

According to the Daily News, a video shows Santos was laying prone on the banister as if she were flying before she lost her balance.

She then fell from the street level to the C1 level on the main concourse.

Santos, 29, was an assistant coach at the Bergen County Rowing Academy (BCRA), Eyewitness News reported .

The Kearny native, a physical education teacher, joined the coaching staff of BCRA last spring, according to the academy website .

The academy’s boat pen is in the Teaneck section of Overpeck County Park.

Coach Clemens Reinke of the academy told Eyewitness News that Santos was coaching its winter team as recently as Friday and that it will name a boat after her.

According to BRCA, Santos rowed for the Passaic River Rowing Association, a Lyndhurst rowing club, in 2009 when she was in college.

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