HIALEAH (CBSMiami) – A 1-year-old boy was airlifted to the hospital Tuesday after falling from a fourth-floor balcony of a Hialeah apartment building.
The accident happened at an apartment building near 305 West 68th Street.
According to Hialeah police, there were several family members in the apartment at the time of the incident.
“We are interviewing them. They said they lost sight of him momentarily. Then they discovered the worst,” said Hialeah Police Department spokesperson Carl Zogby.
Apparently the child just got away from them and fell. He was found in the parking lot under the building with serious injuries. Police believe he may have landed on a patch of grass, not pavement.
Hialeah firefighters and police officer worked on the baby boy until the rescue helicopter arrived.
“The boy was in and out of conscious, breathing,” one firefighter said.
Fire rescue airlifted the child, who was reportedly in serious condition, to Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Neighbors said the little boy’s name is Angel-Angel, and they hope for the best.
“The neighbors called police, called rescue and everything,” one neighbor said. “It was terrible.”
Family members did not want to talk about the incident as police continued their investigation at the apartment.
Maria Pinto, a family friend who was at the hospital, told CBS4’s Hank Tester the boy’s mother “is very worried.”