2 sisters have been tragically killed in a “freak” hammock accident. Now, their father has spoken out about the tragedy.
Keep scrolling to read this heartbreaking story…
And are deemed to be relatively safe. But a recent accident says otherwise…
Fourteen-year-old Scout Scaravilli and her twelve-year-old sister Chasey were killed in a freak accident a week ago.
And loved playing in their backyard together.
While Scout was an athlete and a “devoted big sister.”
Who will begin the fifth grade at Hathaway Brown in the fall.
At the time, the pair were lying in a hammock tied between a tree and a brick pillar.
Burying the 2 girls beneath the pillar rubble.
Their father was in the backyard napping and described that “in an instant” the pillar collapsed.
And they were immediately taken to hospital.
Hours after the incident they were pronounced dead from their injuries at the hospital.
“I looked at it 100 times. I never thought a brick pillar would come down like that – it was never in my mind,” he told WKYC.
“I don’t blame anybody, I don’t blame myself, I don’t blame those girls.”
“Accidents happen. They were a gift and they’re needed someplace else now,” he said.
“They are definitely beautiful. But their real beauty is and was on the inside and it still is on the inside.”
“The entire HB community is saddened by the loss of the Scaravilli sisters; they will be greatly missed by so many friends, classmates, and teachers. Our thoughts and prayers are dedicated to their family,” Hathaway Brown Head of School, Fran Bisselle, said in the statement.
Adding that: “You couldn’t be around them without smiling or laughing.”
Bisselle explained that the fund would be a “lasting tribute to these remarkable girls” and that “their warm hearts and vibrant spirits will be cherished by family and friends and it’s fitting that their legacy includes a continuation of their deep appreciation of sisterhood.”
The family has planted 2 trees in the place where the hammock had been.
R.I.P Scout and Chasey.