Police: Georgia child, 4, dies after falling off balcony of Florida Panhandle condo

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. — A 4-year-old child from Georgia died Saturday after falling off a balcony at a Florida Panhandle condominium, authorities said.

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According to the Panama City Beach Police Department, the child, who was vacationing with family members from Warner Robins, fell off a third-floor balcony at Laketown Wharf at about 4:30 a.m. CDT, WJHG-TV reported.

Officers with the police department said they responded to a call at about 6:30 a.m. CDT, according to WMBB-TV. WJHG reported that the child was found by a person going to a gym.

It is unclear how the child got onto the balcony, and how many people were in the condominium.

“This is a terrible tragedy and our thoughts and prayers are with this family,” police said in a statement.