Tragedy: Toddler dies after fall from 29th floor of NYC high-rise

Fight between parents reportedly preceded the horrific accident.

Updated: July 2, 2022 - 4:28pm

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A shocking tragedy played out in New York City on Saturday when a three-year-old child fell to his death from a high-rise in the city's Harlem borough. 

Witnesses reported that the child fell from the 29th story of the high-rise onto scaffolding around the third floor. He was pronounced dead at around 11:30 a.m. at Harlem Hospital. 

The young boy's mother was reportedly on the street at the time and was screaming, "My baby, my baby, he is up there," according to the New York Post. 

The boy's father, meanwhile, allegedly tried to climb the scaffolding to get to him. 

 Photos of the high-rise show balconies surrounded by mosquito netting, which one witness told the Post was outdated. 

"“We don’t have no AC right now. Everybody hangs out on the balcony right now," the witness said.