Boy, 2, falls to death from NYC apartment window

Boy, 2, falls to death from NYC apartment window

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

A 2-year-old boy is dead after plummeting five floors from the window of a New York City apartment building.

Police say Nayvem Santos fell to a second-floor landing from the seventh floor of a Gerard Avenue building in the Bronx around 4:20 a.m. Sunday.

Police say the child was unconscious and unresponsive when officers arrived; he was pronounced dead a short time later at a hospital.

A police spokesman says the toddler's death appears to be an "unfortunate accident." He says the boy lived in the apartment building, located about four blocks from Yankee Stadium.

The father frantically searched through the apartment before he stuck his head out the open kitchen window and discovered his son's lifeless body, which had landed on the lobby's vestibule below, police sources said.

The dad ran to a window just below the vestibule's roof to try to get to his son. He was injured trying to get the window open, slicing his hand on glass when he crashed his fist through the pane, the sources said.

The boy was rushed to Lincoln Hospital in critical condition but later pronounced dead, cops said.

A family friend said the grandmother is devastated.

"She just lost her husband to cancer," said the woman, who wouldn't give her name.

The friend said the boy's mother was "a great mom, an amazing person. It seems like an accident," she explained.

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