A woman who died after being electrocuted in a tanning booth in Manhattan has been identified by her mother as a student in Columbia University’s School of Nursing.
Natalie Hodge, 23, of Brooklyn, was struck by the electrical cable she was using as a chair while at a tannery on Saturday afternoon.
Her mother, Christine Hodge-Sweeney, told The Associated Press that Natalie, a first-year student in the Nursing program, had been a regular at the tanning shop and had a job there.
Nurse Natalie Hodge was struck and killed by an electrocution.
Courtesy of Christine Hodgeson.
“She had a lot of friends and loved to go to the tannery,” Christine Hoda said.
“She was a beautiful person.”
Christine Hoda says she is shocked and saddened by the death of Natalie Hoda, a student from Brooklyn.
Courtesy Christine Hodsons daughter, Natalie.
“It’s just horrible to know that she’s gone,” Christine said.
A medical examiner is investigating the cause of death.
A vigil for Hodge is scheduled for Thursday evening.
The AP’s Anna Nettleton in New York contributed to this report.