Toddler dies after falling from balcony in New York 1 year ago

Toddler dies after falling from balcony in New York

The little boy was playing in the living room when he wandered out to the balcony.

A 3-year-old boy has tragically died in a freak accident in Harlem, New York.

The tragic accident took place on Saturday, July 2nd.

The young boy's mother believed he was safely playing in the apartment. She went into the room next door to where her son was to talk to her partner.

However, she grew concerned when she could no longer hear her son playing in the living room.

The mum then heard the netting on the apartment's balcony flapping in the wind.

When she looked down from their apartment, she spotted her son's body on the scaffolding of the building beside their apartment.

He fell from their 29th-floor apartment to the third floor of the other building.

The child's mother and father were talking in the next room when he wandered out onto the balcony.


The young boy has been identified as Jayce Garcia. He was only 3 years old at the time of his death.

According to The Post, neighbours could hear the mother screaming "my baby" after the harrowing accident.

Jayce Garcia was rushed to hospital in a critical condition but passed away a short time later.

Police are treating his death as an accident.

They believe the 3-year-old wandered out onto the balcony when his parents weren't looking. He then climbed onto a chair to look out but fell from their 29th-floor apartment.

It is believed many residents in the Harlem high-rise would leave their balcony doors open due to issues with the building's air conditioning.

A full police investigation is now underway after the young boy's heartbreaking and untimely death.