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Woman, child dead after fall from Brickell high-rise building

Police say woman, boy landed in outdoor area on sixth floor of condo building

MIAMI – A woman and a 5-year-old boy are dead after they fell several stories from a high-rise condominium building Monday night in Brickell, police said.

Police said the woman and the child landed in an outdoor area on the sixth floor of the Rise condominiums at Southwest Seventh Street and Miami Avenue. The building is part of the Brickell City Centre development.

Paramedics rushed the child to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center, where he later died. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The sixth floor, which has an amenities deck and a pool, was closed for several hours while police investigated. Detectives collected bags of evidence from the scene.

Police left about 5 a.m. Tuesday after the woman's body was removed.

The relationship between the woman and the child was not immediately known.