NEW YORK — A 3-year-old boy died after falling from a 29th-floor balcony in a New York City building, authorities said.
According to the New York City Police Department, the boy fell from the Taino Towers complex in the East Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan at about 11 a.m. EDT, WPIX-TV reported.
Police said the child landed on the fifth-floor scaffolding of the building, according to the television station.
The victim was taken by emergency medical technicians to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, WABC-TV reported.
“They said that a child fell from the 29th floor and I started crying,” Thelma Rollins, a neighbor, told WPIX.
Another neighbor said she heard the boy’s fall.
“Then all of a sudden, you hear a thump … like a boom!” the woman told the television station.
The police were trying to determine how the child fell and whether he was with an adult at the time, a NYPD spokesperson said.
Police said an investigation is ongoing.
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