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4-year-old dead after falling from balcony of hotel in Florida

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Panama City Beach Police are reporting that a four-year-old child from Georgia was found dead at a resort after falling from a balcony.
The incident occurred at Laketown Wharf Resort on Sept. 3rd.
Authorities say a guest was headed to the gym when they discovered the child dead on the 3rd floor recreational area of the hotel around 7:00 a.m.
It was later discovered that the child somehow fell from the 11th story of the hotel around 4:00 a.m.

The child’s father told authorities that they went to bed around midnight and that he does not know how the child got out of the room.

The father also reported that whenever the child wakes up, he normally cries and then gets into the bed with him.
Panama City Beach Police Chief J.R. Talamantez spoke about the incident during a press conference:
“This is a horrible tragedy,” he said. “You come here on Labor Day weekend with your child and you have to go home without them … There’s no words to explain … It’s a tragic event. …
“The only thing we can do is promise to bring as many answers to the family as possible,” he said.
The case is still under investigation.