Boy in very critical condition after plunging 9 stories from Bronx window

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November 09, 2019 - 1:00 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – A 7-year-old boy is fighting for his life after he fell out of a high-rise window in the Bronx Saturday morning, police said.

The boy plunged from the ninth floor of an apartment building near Harrod Avenue and East 174th Street in the Soundview section.

He fell approximately 90 feet to the ground below.

Police said the boy plummeted from the window around 10:55 a.m. and was rushed to Jacobi Hospital in extremely critical condition.

Norma Saunders, the tenant association president at the Bronx River Houses, said the window had no safety bars because of an AC unit.

"The window that it looks like he fell out of was the window with the AC unit, so you can't put bars with an AC unit in," she said. 

Sources said the boy has a disability and lives in an apartment with his mother, father and two older sisters, all of whom were home at the time.

The police are considering the fall to be an accident.

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