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“It's a miracle”: they record how a 3-year-old Latino boy survives a five-story fall in New York


The little boy, who has down syndrome, only suffered a fractured femur. He was at home with his mother, sister and aunt when he fell through the window. Everything was recorded on surveillance video.

By Elisha Fieldstadt -

NBC News

Surveillance video on Monday captured the horrifying moment in which a small child fell from the fifth floor of a building onto the sidewalk in the New York neighborhood of The Bronx.

The video first shows a shaking of the awning when the 3-year-old boy hits him as he falls.

After landing on the ground, he

tries to get up and trips.

A woman finds him sitting on the sidewalk, pulls out his cell phone, and looks up before more people surround the boy and offer help.

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The NBC station in New York reported that the boy was José, has Down syndrome and was at home with his mother, sister and aunt when he fell through the window.

His relatives said

they lost track of him

and that he pulled a piece of cardboard from the window that was being used with an air conditioner.

The building superintendent told the news station that originally there was a window protector on the window, but that it

had been removed to put the air conditioning on

, but later, he added, it was replaced.

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José's mother assumed he was paralyzed when he realized what had happened, and explained that she was too scared to go down, but his aunt did it on the run.

"He was

just looking at us in surprise

. He wasn't crying. He just looked scared, like he was wondering what was going on," the aunt told NBC News.

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The New York Police Department reported that the incident

is being classified as an accident

and that no charges will be filed.

José only suffered a fractured femur, but he will have to stay in the hospital for a month to make sure he recovers properly.

"It's a bit hard to see something like this happen



said Héctor Nazario, whose awning at the tax preparation office cushioned the boy's fall, "but you know, it's a miracle that the boy is still alive. It could have been worse." .

Source: telemundo

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