3-year-old girl falls from fourth-floor apartment in Miami-Dade County

Authorities say girl was alert when taken to hospital

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A 3-year-old girl fell Thursday from a fourth-floor apartment in Miami-Dade County, authorities said.

The incident was reported at 1:19 p.m. at The Fontainebleau Milton apartments at 9501 Fontainebleau Blvd.

Sky 10 was above the scene at 2 p.m. and saw a small area blocked off near the entrance to the building. 

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Lt. Felipe May said the girl did not hit the pavement, but landed on an area that had mulch and bushes.

He said the child was able to move all of her extremities, but had a hematoma on her face.

He said she was alert and crying while being taken by ambulance to Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

"Fortunately kids are very resilient, and even though it was a fall greater than four stories, rather four stories, she looked well," May said.

Authorities did not say whether the child fell from a window or a balcony.

Circumstances leading up to the incident are under investigation.

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