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Boy, 4, Dies After Fall Down NYC Elevator Shaft

The boy somehow fell through a 10-inch gap between the elevator and the third floor

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    FDNY responded to 841 Union St. in Park Slope at about 8 p.m. Wednesday and found the boy at the bottom of the shaft, officials said.

    A 4-year-old boy died Thursday after he fell down an elevator shaft at a private parking garage in Brooklyn, authorities say.

    FDNY responded to 841 Union St. in Park Slope at about 8 p.m. Wednesday and found the boy at the bottom of the shaft, officials said.

    Police said the boy was on the third floor of the garage with a parking attendant and his parents before he fell. 

    The parking garage is for private condos and residents own individual spots. Although residents normally don't go up to their cars, the parents wanted to grab something quickly, so an attendant made an exception and went up with them. 

    The parents lost sight of the boy for just a moment and he somehow fell through a 10-inch gap between the elevator and the third floor. 

    First responders rushed the boy to New York Methodist Hospital, where he died Thursday. 

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