A 3-year-old boy dangled from a fourth-story apartment’s window, screaming for help before he plunged to his death in Bronx on Saturday, police said.
In those heartbreaking last moments, adults who knew the boy heard his terrified cries and responded, but they could not reach him before he dropped.
Family identified the boy as Gabriel Estevez. He died at Lincoln Hospital after the 4:15 p.m. incident at his family’s eight-story apartment building at E. 161st Street and Morris Avenue, cops said.
Bystanders rushed to Gabriel’s aid after he landed in a grassy area.
White said he pulled grass from the boy’s mouth and gave him CPR, inducing only a single breath from the dying boy before another person tried CPR and an ambulance arrived.
Residents of the building near Yankee Stadium remembered Gabriel as charming and friendly.
Gabriel’s mother wailed and was too distraught to speak to reporters as friends and family members converged at her third-floor apartment for support late Saturday night.
Family members said the boy’s mother was out and his father, a cab driver, was working when he fell. Neighbors said the child fell from the building superintendent’s apartment. By Saturday night, police had the super’s apartment blocked.