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Boy dies after fall from 6th floor of Hamilton high rise, witnesses say

cbc.ca logo cbc.ca 12/07/2018 CBC/Radio-Canada
a man standing in front of a building: A boy died after falling from the balcony of a Hamilton high rise, eyewitnesses say. © David Ritchie/CBC A boy died after falling from the balcony of a Hamilton high rise, eyewitnesses say.

Hamilton police say they're investigating a "sudden death" at a high rise apartment at 50 Young Street near John Street. 

Eyewitnesses told CBC videographer  David Ritchie that a boy died after falling from a balcony on the sixth floor. 

Hamilton EMS say they responded to a 911 call around 4:15 p.m. for a report of a child in medical distress. 

a large white building: The incident happened at a high rise Hamilton apartment near Young and John streets, police say. © David Ritchie/CBC The incident happened at a high rise Hamilton apartment near Young and John streets, police say.

Police say they are in the preliminary stages of their investigation and are asking any witnesses with information to come forward. 

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