1-year-old boy dies after falling 72 feet from apartment window

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LAKEWOOD, Ohio -- A one-year-old boy has died after falling out of an apartment window in Lakewood.

The boy fell from a ninth floor window at Castlewood Apartments, 17600 Detroit Ave., at just before 7 p.m. Wednesday night. Police say the boy fell about 72 feet.

Someone who lives in the building on the ninth floor described the windows in the units as appearing to be secure.

"The ones inside the apartments are pretty low," said Chris Evans. "No more than maybe a foot or so off the ground. But they do have screens, and to my knowledge, I've never tried to take the screens out -- I don't know how easy they are to push out. So those seem like they're pretty secure."

The circumstances under which the boy fell are not yet clear. Police have not made any arrests in the incident.

The child was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center after the fall, but later died.

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