MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami Beach police are looking into how a 15-year-old boy fell to his death from the 9th floor of his apartment building on Collins Avenue.READ MORE: Residents Bubbling Up With Anger After Sunrise Utilities Department Sends Out Bloated Water Bills
Their preliminary report indicates Samuel Farkas, who was a day away from turning 16, was locked out of his apartment unit on the 8th floor at La Costa condominium on Tuesday evening.READ MORE: Florida House Moves Forward On Violent Protest Crackdown
Police said it appears the teen tried to scale down to the outdoor balcony of his unit from the 9th floor, lost his grip and fell to the mezzanine floor.
Rescue and police units responded to the scene, but could not save the teen.MORE NEWS: Extremely Vulnerable To COVID? Complete A Medical Exemption Form & Visit New Federal Site At MDC’s North Campus
No further information was available at this time.