Tragedy as toddler plummets to his death after jumping on bed near open window

A three-year-old boy has tragically died on Friday, plummeting four storeys to his death after jumping on a bed next to a window.

Daniel Galeas, who would have turned four on Monday, and been playing in his aunt's apartment in Harlem, New York. He was found unconscious at the bottom of some concrete stairs.

His grandmother, Maria Rivera, told NBC New York that the 28-year-old aunt was looking after several of his siblings and cousins at the time.

His mum was at work in the Bronx.

Police received a 911 call reporting an unconscious child on West 133rd Street at just after 10.20am.

Paramedics found him unresponsive with injuries consistent with falling from a considerable height.

The man who made the 911 call after being alerted of the boy's fall by the building's superintendent told the Daily Mail about the heartbreaking accident.

"The baby was, like, huffing, but he was turning purple… and then he just stopped," he said.

"I've never seen a baby take a last breath, it's going to stay with me forever."

Daniel was rushed to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead and an autopsy is set to be conducted.

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It is unclear whether there was anyone else in the room with Daniel when he fell.

The NYPD remained at the scene well into the evening and have said that they are looking into whether charges will be filed.

There is contention over an air-conditioning unit that police confirmed was in place in the room.

A side panel from the unit was missing, and it was propped in the window by a piece of cardboard.

The family has said that building management failed to secure the unit in the window, whereas management said the family installed it themselves, adding that it was too small for the window thus staff couldn't secure it when asked to do so.

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