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5-Year-Old Boy Killed at Rotating Restaurant in Georgia

5-Year-Old Boy Killed at Rotating Restaurant in Georgia

A little boy was caught in the rotating floor of Georgia’s Sun Dial restaurant

A little boy was killed after being caught in the rotating floor of the Sun Dial restaurant at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta.

A little boy visiting from out of town was tragically killed Friday after becoming trapped in the floor of the rotating restaurant at the top of the Westin Peachtree Plaza in downtown Atlanta.

According to 11 Alive NBC, the five-year-old was having lunch at the Sun Dial restaurant, a rotating restaurant on the top floor of the hotel, on Friday, April 14. The restaurant is a very popular tourist attraction, in large part because the rotating restaurant is on the 70th floor and offers full views of the city. Police say the boy’s parents were at the table and the boy was just four or five feet away when he somehow got caught between the rotating floor and the wall. The space is only four or five inches, and the boy was crushed by the rotating mechanism.

People in the restaurant rushed to help and first-responders were on the scene in moments, but the boy had sustained serious head injuries. He died at the hospital later that day.

The restaurant reportedly has sensors so the floor stops immediately if something is caught underneath it, but by the time the sensors registered the boy’s presence it was already too late.

The restaurant will reportedly be closed for the rest of the weekend.


Five-year-old boy dies after being pinned at rotating restaurant in Atlanta

A 5-year-old North Carolina boy has died from injuries he received at a rotating restaurant 72 stories above Downtown Atlanta.

“The family was visitors to our city. They were up enjoying one of our favorite attractions, the restaurant and just things went horribly wrong,” said Sgt. Warren Pickard, Atlanta Police Department.

Firefighters were called out to the Sun Dial at the top of the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel around 3:30 p.m. Investigators said the boy was pinned between the rotating portion of the restaurant and the stationary portion.

“The child was in the restaurant having lunch with his family and doing what small children do, the child's 5 years old,” said Sgt. Pickard. “He wandered away from the table and was somehow able to get lodged in between the rotating floor and the wall and the table.”

It took rescue crews about 30 minutes to free the child from a 4-inch gap along the line of rotation.

“What we do know is that people in the restaurant, everyone ran to the child's aid. Pulling furniture, turning over tables, trying to administer first aid, but just want not successful in saving the child's life,” said Sgt. Pickard.

The child was bleeding from the head, according to emergency officials, as he was rushed to a nearby hospital. He later died.

Officials said the child was bleeding from the head. Medics rushed the child to an area hospital where the boy later died.


Five-year-old boy dies after being pinned at rotating restaurant in Atlanta

A 5-year-old North Carolina boy has died from injuries he received at a rotating restaurant 72 stories above Downtown Atlanta.

“The family was visitors to our city. They were up enjoying one of our favorite attractions, the restaurant and just things went horribly wrong,” said Sgt. Warren Pickard, Atlanta Police Department.

Firefighters were called out to the Sun Dial at the top of the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel around 3:30 p.m. Investigators said the boy was pinned between the rotating portion of the restaurant and the stationary portion.

“The child was in the restaurant having lunch with his family and doing what small children do, the child's 5 years old,” said Sgt. Pickard. “He wandered away from the table and was somehow able to get lodged in between the rotating floor and the wall and the table.”

It took rescue crews about 30 minutes to free the child from a 4-inch gap along the line of rotation.

“What we do know is that people in the restaurant, everyone ran to the child's aid. Pulling furniture, turning over tables, trying to administer first aid, but just want not successful in saving the child's life,” said Sgt. Pickard.

The child was bleeding from the head, according to emergency officials, as he was rushed to a nearby hospital. He later died.

Officials said the child was bleeding from the head. Medics rushed the child to an area hospital where the boy later died.


Five-year-old boy dies after being pinned at rotating restaurant in Atlanta

A 5-year-old North Carolina boy has died from injuries he received at a rotating restaurant 72 stories above Downtown Atlanta.

“The family was visitors to our city. They were up enjoying one of our favorite attractions, the restaurant and just things went horribly wrong,” said Sgt. Warren Pickard, Atlanta Police Department.

Firefighters were called out to the Sun Dial at the top of the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel around 3:30 p.m. Investigators said the boy was pinned between the rotating portion of the restaurant and the stationary portion.

“The child was in the restaurant having lunch with his family and doing what small children do, the child's 5 years old,” said Sgt. Pickard. “He wandered away from the table and was somehow able to get lodged in between the rotating floor and the wall and the table.”

It took rescue crews about 30 minutes to free the child from a 4-inch gap along the line of rotation.

“What we do know is that people in the restaurant, everyone ran to the child's aid. Pulling furniture, turning over tables, trying to administer first aid, but just want not successful in saving the child's life,” said Sgt. Pickard.

The child was bleeding from the head, according to emergency officials, as he was rushed to a nearby hospital. He later died.

Officials said the child was bleeding from the head. Medics rushed the child to an area hospital where the boy later died.


Five-year-old boy dies after being pinned at rotating restaurant in Atlanta

A 5-year-old North Carolina boy has died from injuries he received at a rotating restaurant 72 stories above Downtown Atlanta.

“The family was visitors to our city. They were up enjoying one of our favorite attractions, the restaurant and just things went horribly wrong,” said Sgt. Warren Pickard, Atlanta Police Department.

Firefighters were called out to the Sun Dial at the top of the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel around 3:30 p.m. Investigators said the boy was pinned between the rotating portion of the restaurant and the stationary portion.

“The child was in the restaurant having lunch with his family and doing what small children do, the child's 5 years old,” said Sgt. Pickard. “He wandered away from the table and was somehow able to get lodged in between the rotating floor and the wall and the table.”

It took rescue crews about 30 minutes to free the child from a 4-inch gap along the line of rotation.

“What we do know is that people in the restaurant, everyone ran to the child's aid. Pulling furniture, turning over tables, trying to administer first aid, but just want not successful in saving the child's life,” said Sgt. Pickard.

The child was bleeding from the head, according to emergency officials, as he was rushed to a nearby hospital. He later died.

Officials said the child was bleeding from the head. Medics rushed the child to an area hospital where the boy later died.


Five-year-old boy dies after being pinned at rotating restaurant in Atlanta

A 5-year-old North Carolina boy has died from injuries he received at a rotating restaurant 72 stories above Downtown Atlanta.

“The family was visitors to our city. They were up enjoying one of our favorite attractions, the restaurant and just things went horribly wrong,” said Sgt. Warren Pickard, Atlanta Police Department.

Firefighters were called out to the Sun Dial at the top of the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel around 3:30 p.m. Investigators said the boy was pinned between the rotating portion of the restaurant and the stationary portion.

“The child was in the restaurant having lunch with his family and doing what small children do, the child's 5 years old,” said Sgt. Pickard. “He wandered away from the table and was somehow able to get lodged in between the rotating floor and the wall and the table.”

It took rescue crews about 30 minutes to free the child from a 4-inch gap along the line of rotation.

“What we do know is that people in the restaurant, everyone ran to the child's aid. Pulling furniture, turning over tables, trying to administer first aid, but just want not successful in saving the child's life,” said Sgt. Pickard.

The child was bleeding from the head, according to emergency officials, as he was rushed to a nearby hospital. He later died.

Officials said the child was bleeding from the head. Medics rushed the child to an area hospital where the boy later died.


Five-year-old boy dies after being pinned at rotating restaurant in Atlanta

A 5-year-old North Carolina boy has died from injuries he received at a rotating restaurant 72 stories above Downtown Atlanta.

“The family was visitors to our city. They were up enjoying one of our favorite attractions, the restaurant and just things went horribly wrong,” said Sgt. Warren Pickard, Atlanta Police Department.

Firefighters were called out to the Sun Dial at the top of the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel around 3:30 p.m. Investigators said the boy was pinned between the rotating portion of the restaurant and the stationary portion.

“The child was in the restaurant having lunch with his family and doing what small children do, the child's 5 years old,” said Sgt. Pickard. “He wandered away from the table and was somehow able to get lodged in between the rotating floor and the wall and the table.”

It took rescue crews about 30 minutes to free the child from a 4-inch gap along the line of rotation.

“What we do know is that people in the restaurant, everyone ran to the child's aid. Pulling furniture, turning over tables, trying to administer first aid, but just want not successful in saving the child's life,” said Sgt. Pickard.

The child was bleeding from the head, according to emergency officials, as he was rushed to a nearby hospital. He later died.

Officials said the child was bleeding from the head. Medics rushed the child to an area hospital where the boy later died.


Five-year-old boy dies after being pinned at rotating restaurant in Atlanta

A 5-year-old North Carolina boy has died from injuries he received at a rotating restaurant 72 stories above Downtown Atlanta.

“The family was visitors to our city. They were up enjoying one of our favorite attractions, the restaurant and just things went horribly wrong,” said Sgt. Warren Pickard, Atlanta Police Department.

Firefighters were called out to the Sun Dial at the top of the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel around 3:30 p.m. Investigators said the boy was pinned between the rotating portion of the restaurant and the stationary portion.

“The child was in the restaurant having lunch with his family and doing what small children do, the child's 5 years old,” said Sgt. Pickard. “He wandered away from the table and was somehow able to get lodged in between the rotating floor and the wall and the table.”

It took rescue crews about 30 minutes to free the child from a 4-inch gap along the line of rotation.

“What we do know is that people in the restaurant, everyone ran to the child's aid. Pulling furniture, turning over tables, trying to administer first aid, but just want not successful in saving the child's life,” said Sgt. Pickard.

The child was bleeding from the head, according to emergency officials, as he was rushed to a nearby hospital. He later died.

Officials said the child was bleeding from the head. Medics rushed the child to an area hospital where the boy later died.


Five-year-old boy dies after being pinned at rotating restaurant in Atlanta

A 5-year-old North Carolina boy has died from injuries he received at a rotating restaurant 72 stories above Downtown Atlanta.

“The family was visitors to our city. They were up enjoying one of our favorite attractions, the restaurant and just things went horribly wrong,” said Sgt. Warren Pickard, Atlanta Police Department.

Firefighters were called out to the Sun Dial at the top of the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel around 3:30 p.m. Investigators said the boy was pinned between the rotating portion of the restaurant and the stationary portion.

“The child was in the restaurant having lunch with his family and doing what small children do, the child's 5 years old,” said Sgt. Pickard. “He wandered away from the table and was somehow able to get lodged in between the rotating floor and the wall and the table.”

It took rescue crews about 30 minutes to free the child from a 4-inch gap along the line of rotation.

“What we do know is that people in the restaurant, everyone ran to the child's aid. Pulling furniture, turning over tables, trying to administer first aid, but just want not successful in saving the child's life,” said Sgt. Pickard.

The child was bleeding from the head, according to emergency officials, as he was rushed to a nearby hospital. He later died.

Officials said the child was bleeding from the head. Medics rushed the child to an area hospital where the boy later died.


Five-year-old boy dies after being pinned at rotating restaurant in Atlanta

A 5-year-old North Carolina boy has died from injuries he received at a rotating restaurant 72 stories above Downtown Atlanta.

“The family was visitors to our city. They were up enjoying one of our favorite attractions, the restaurant and just things went horribly wrong,” said Sgt. Warren Pickard, Atlanta Police Department.

Firefighters were called out to the Sun Dial at the top of the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel around 3:30 p.m. Investigators said the boy was pinned between the rotating portion of the restaurant and the stationary portion.

“The child was in the restaurant having lunch with his family and doing what small children do, the child's 5 years old,” said Sgt. Pickard. “He wandered away from the table and was somehow able to get lodged in between the rotating floor and the wall and the table.”

It took rescue crews about 30 minutes to free the child from a 4-inch gap along the line of rotation.

“What we do know is that people in the restaurant, everyone ran to the child's aid. Pulling furniture, turning over tables, trying to administer first aid, but just want not successful in saving the child's life,” said Sgt. Pickard.

The child was bleeding from the head, according to emergency officials, as he was rushed to a nearby hospital. He later died.

Officials said the child was bleeding from the head. Medics rushed the child to an area hospital where the boy later died.


Five-year-old boy dies after being pinned at rotating restaurant in Atlanta

A 5-year-old North Carolina boy has died from injuries he received at a rotating restaurant 72 stories above Downtown Atlanta.

“The family was visitors to our city. They were up enjoying one of our favorite attractions, the restaurant and just things went horribly wrong,” said Sgt. Warren Pickard, Atlanta Police Department.

Firefighters were called out to the Sun Dial at the top of the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel around 3:30 p.m. Investigators said the boy was pinned between the rotating portion of the restaurant and the stationary portion.

“The child was in the restaurant having lunch with his family and doing what small children do, the child's 5 years old,” said Sgt. Pickard. “He wandered away from the table and was somehow able to get lodged in between the rotating floor and the wall and the table.”

It took rescue crews about 30 minutes to free the child from a 4-inch gap along the line of rotation.

“What we do know is that people in the restaurant, everyone ran to the child's aid. Pulling furniture, turning over tables, trying to administer first aid, but just want not successful in saving the child's life,” said Sgt. Pickard.

The child was bleeding from the head, according to emergency officials, as he was rushed to a nearby hospital. He later died.

Officials said the child was bleeding from the head. Medics rushed the child to an area hospital where the boy later died.


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