Miami, Florida -- A 4-year-old Florida boy has survived a 7-story fall from from his family's Miami apartment residence on the 17th floor, police said.
Police said the boy's family was at home when he wandered off at about 11 a.m. and managed to open the sliding door to the balcony. The boy then tumbled onto a pool area on the 10th floor, his fall partly cushioned by some palm trees. He bounced off the trees and finally landed on a soft pile of dirt and bushes, suffering only scratches and bruises from the 70-foot drop, police said.
The boy was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he remained in stable condition Friday evening.
The incident is considered an accident, and the adults in the home do not face criminal charges.