7-year-old child survives falling 3 floors from building in East Harlem

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Friday, February 23, 2024
Child falls 3 floors from building in East Harlem
Darla Miles has the latest.

EAST HARLEM, Manhattan (WABC) -- A 7-year-old child is being evaluated after falling three floors from a 14-story building in East Harlem.

The incident happened before 11 a.m. Friday on East 131st Street.

Police say he was playing on the 12th floor balcony when he fell and landed on an outdoor terrace three floors below.

As he was screaming for help, a man saw him fall and came to his rescue.

"What happened was that my stepbrother ended up seeing him fall and he ran out on the terrace and grabbed him because he was hanging off the ledge, he could've he could've died, so it was really intense, so when my stepbrother got him off of the ledge, he brought him back in and laid him down in the house," eyewitness Brianna McCall said.

He was taken by EMS to Harlem Hospital for evaluation. Police say it's miraculous he didn't suffer any broken bones.

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NJ Burkett reports.


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