Peninsula Student Dies During Music Tour in Canada

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    This is another picture of the platform.

    A Bay Area teenager died in a horrific fall Sunday night while on a high school music tour in Canada.

    The student was from Aragon High School in San Mateo.  He is not being publically named.  Aragon's principal flew up to Vancouver Monday to be with the other students who made the trip.  Many of them saw the boy fall.

    The boy fell 90 feet from a viewing platform of the Capilano Suspension Bridge Sunday evening.   By the time rescuers were able to reach the him, he had died.

    The Daily Journal said more than 100 students and about 20 chaperones just arrived in Vancouver and were scheduled to stay through Friday.

    The emergency officials who did the rescue said the platform the boy was standing on was surrounded with a four and a half foot covered railing.   He added the railing did not fail in any way.

    One couple from Australia who was visiting the park Monday said thier tour guide told them the boy had climbed over the rail before he fell.