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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A North Miami boy was rushed to the hospital after he took a frightening fall from a second-floor balcony.

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The boy’s grandmother said she was preparing food in the kitchen of the family’s residence at 148th Street and NE 18th Avenue when she lost track of the two-year-old.

He wandered out to the balcony through an open door and somehow slipped between the railings, according to police.

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The grandmother heard the boy crying but couldn’t find him. It was then that she looked outside and found he had fallen to the ground.

“I can tell you as a police officer for 18 years, one of the most difficult things that we have to deal with on a day to day basis is any incident involving a child. It’s very difficult but we always do our very best to investigate and at the same time provide support for the family who is obviously going through a very difficult time,” said Officer Rafael Estrugo.

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The boy was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital where his parents say he is stable.