8-year-old boy dies after falling from high-rise building in Aventura

Boy fell 12 stories from top of residential building, police say

AVENTURA, Fla. – An 8-year-old boy has died after falling from a high-rise building Thursday afternoon in Aventura.

The incident was reported at the Echo Luxury Condominiums at 3200 NE 188th St.

"One of our school resource officers assigned to the charter elementary school right across the street (arrived) pretty much minutes later and began CPR, as well as other arriving officers on the scene," Aventura police spokesman Chris Goranitis said. 

Police said the boy died on the way to Aventura Hospital and Medical Center. 


"I think he's a good cop. I think that he did what he could," witness Milton Serret said. "The boy sadly passed away, but I think he's a hero for trying to help him."

Investigators could be seen taking photographs from what appeared to be the top floor or penthouse of the 12-story building.

Police later confirmed the boy fell from the 12th floor of the building. 

Authorities were also seen at a park adjacent to the building. 

It's unclear what caused the boy to fall from the balcony.

His identity has not been released. 

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