Child dies after getting stuck at rotating restaurant in Atlanta


A 5-year-old boy died from a head injury after he was caught in the rotating wall at a restaurant in the United States on Friday (local time), officials said.

The incident occurred just before 3:30 p.m. Friday.

The restaurant is located at the top of the Westin Hotel, an Atlanta attraction that offers a 360-degree view of the city.

Security and staff rushed to help, as the system automatically stopped the rotating floor.

The small boy was visiting from Charlotte, North Carolina with his parents. The boy wandered 4 to 5 feet away from his parents' table when he became entrapped between a rotating portion of the floor and a wall, a space of about 4 to 5 inches, Pickard said.

"The amount of people who were helping was incredible", Pickard said.

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Pickard said the boy's death was "very tragic". Charlie died in the hospital.

Less than a month after that, ten-year-old Stephen Akinlabi died at the hotel's pool after he fell in at a birthday party.

"There was a tragic accident at the hotel involving a young boy".

"As soon as we learned of the accident, we immediately responded until emergency personnel arrived".

"Words can not express the depths of our sorrow", hotel manager George Reed said in a statement according to NBC station WXIA. "Our thoughts remain with the family". "If you have a loved one, please give them an extra hug today".

A representative for the business told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution it would be closed until further notice.