So awful. A 17-year-old boy’s desire to play in the snow turned deadly on Jan. 26. The teen tragically died in Long Island while snow-tubing with friends during the blizzard which slammed the east coast.
Such a nightmare. What was intended to be a harmless hangout between friends frolicking in an epic snowstorm, also known as Juno, turned into a tragedy in Long Island on Jan. 26. The horrific passing of the 17-year-old boy marks the first reported death of the 2015 blizzard according to a new report. Click to read the details.
Boy Dies Sledding: Snow-Tubing Accident Kills Teen In 2015 Blizzard
According to reports, the tragic accident happened at 10 p.m. in the town of Huntington. Suffolk County Police told ABC News, that the 17-year-old boy and two friends were snow-tubing when he lost control and struck a light pole.
Thereafter, the teen was rushed to the closest hospital and was later pronounced dead according to authorities.
This is so heartbreaking, especially since Storm Juno only hit certain cities really hard throughout the Northeast — Long Island being one of them.
Although 10,000 people lost power along the east coast, the storm did not effect The Big Apple as much as was feared. Indeed Mayor De Blasio‘s prediction that Juno would be “worst blizzard in the city’s history” did not come to pass.
Sadly, the poor parents of that 17-year-old boy will not be comforted by that fact.
Justin Bieber & More Celebs React To Massive Blizzard
Although many folks on the east coast thought that Juno wasn’t as intense as originally predicted, northeast residents including some of our favorite celebrities took to social media to share their snowy sentiments:
Everyone be safe on the east coast with this blizzard! Just stay inside, watch movies and drink hot cocoa❤️☕️👌
— Nicole Polizzi (@snooki) January 26, 2015
This storm on the easy coast looks crazy. Be safe !
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) January 27, 2015
— Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice) January 26, 2015
Whether it’s celebrities or local officials, it’s highly important to stress that people stay indoors and are safe and sound.
— Jordyn Shaffer