Boy Who Fell From Aventura Balcony, Died Identified

An 8-year-old boy is dead after falling from the balcony of a high-rise condo building in Aventura Thursday afternoon, officials said.

The incident happened just after 3 p.m. at the Echo building at 3200 Northeast 188th Street, Aventura police officials said.

The boy, later identified as Justin Fernandes-Pedra, was airlifted to Joe DiMaggio Hospital in Hollywood and was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Fernandes-Pedra fell from the 12th floor. It's unclear why he went up to the roof of the high-rise but officials said it appears to be an accidental fall.

Authorities said the boy was a resident of Aruba and was visiting Aventura with family.


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