Teen Dies After Falling From a Fire Escape

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A 16-year-old boy died after he fell from a fire escape in south Minneapolis on Thursday.

The teenager, identified as Blake Fannin, fell from four stories and died from his injuries. He was climbing a 100-year-old building in Uptown along with his friend.

The fire escape separated from the building on which Blake and his friend were climbing. Kevin Fannin, Blake’s father, said, “It appears that they were, he and a friend were climbing an old fire escape, which doesn’t appear that it was kept up.”

His family and friends are mourning his death., Kevin said, “He just lived life full, everything he did was very tenacious. If anyone described to me the pain that you would feel.” He further said that Blake loved basketball and could always get people from all walks of life, together.

Minnesota Developmental Basketball coaches agreed with Kevin. MDB owner Kevin Kelley said, “A kid that maybe when you looked at him, maybe a little unassuming, a little quiet. But you can tell he was a real social kid, you could tell he had a lot of friends.”

In the memory of Blake, a fund has been established to help everyone who loves basketball… MORE

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