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Tragedy in Palermo: a 13-year-old boy died after falling from the tenth floor


It happened in a building owned by Jerónimo Salguero at 2700, in Palermo (Photos: Franco Fafasuli)
It happened in a building owned by Jerónimo Salguero at 2700, in Palermo (Photos: Franco Fafasuli)

A tragedy occurred this Wednesday in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Palermo. A 13-year-old boy died when he fell from the tenth floor to the internal patio of the building in circumstances that are being investigated.

Case sources confirmed to Infobae that everything happened in a building with a basement, ground floor and 36 floors of apartments Jerome Salguero at 2,700between Cerviño Avenue and Juan Francisco Seguí, two blocks from Las Heras Park.

Immediately, a call to 911 alerted them to what had happened. At 17.50City Firefighters traveled to the scene due to the report of a person who had fallen from a height.

“20 meters from the entrance, in an open-air patio and on the ground, they found the minor without vital signs,” the sources of the case explained to this medium.

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It was then that it was learned that the boy had fallen from an apartment on the 10th floor. Then, the agents from Neighborhood Police Station 14 C of the City Police arrived and, immediately, medical assistance. “A SAME ambulance that assisted the victim confirmed his death“, they indicated.

Experts from the Mobile Criminal Unit were working at the scene, while Justice is already intervening in the case to try to determine what happened. The case is being investigated by the National Criminal Prosecutor’s Office No. 30, in charge of Marcela Sanchezas an investigation into the causes of death.

Same personnel assisted the relatives of the deceased boy at the scene
Same personnel assisted the relatives of the deceased boy at the scene

After a survey of the place, the experts “they found no signs of violence” and it was ordered that statements and rigorous measures be taken – whether in the external patio as well as in the apartment -; and that an autopsy be performed on the body.

”Everything is a matter of investigation to determine under what circumstances the victim’s fall occurred,” indicated the investigators of the case, who added that “The child would have been in the care of a woman, since his parents were not at home”.

The cause is being investigated as a cause of death investigation.
The cause is being investigated as a cause of death investigation.

After 8 p.m., the boy’s body was transferred to the Buenos Aires Judicial Morgue.

Last Friday, in the city of Rosario a child passed the railing and the containment net placed on the balcony from his apartment and was left hanging from the eighth floor of a building. The videos of the rescue were dramatic.

According to the information reported in local media, it was a boy from 11 years old with autism and that he had managed to break the net, becoming trapped on the other side.

The sequence was alerted by his older brother, who saw him from inside the house and quickly came out to assist him. However, he could do nothing but hold it down. From the sidewalk, meanwhile, a group of people had already gathered in the area to see what was happening. Most were in a state of shock and did not react to the incident. Except two beer delivery menwho, faced with the situation, stopped the truck in which they were traveling to work and without hesitation got out to help.

Dramatic rescue of a child who was left hanging from an eighth floor in Rosario

In a few minutes, both entered the building and went up to the eighth floor, where they began to knock on all the doors until they found the one of the apartment where the accident was occurring. Since the victim’s brother was holding it and no one could open it, the men opted to break down the door

Against the clock, they analyzed the most viable ways to rescue him. Thus, they asked a neighbor for a knife with which they cut the net. With the hole made, one of the delivery men stood face down and extended his arms to hold the child. With the help of his partner and in the presence of the other minor, they used force and they managed to save the boy at the time when the firefighters were arriving at the scene, who had been alerted by a call from the neighbors.

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