4:30PM EST: Williamsburg Hatzolah is on the scene at 105 Hewes Street (near Bedford Avenue), with a confirmed child down an elevator shaft.
A YWN reporter live on the scene tells us that the child is currently on top of the elevator cab/car – and is alert at this time.
Numerous NYPD ESU Units and FDNY are responding for the rescue job.
Further details will be posted shortly.
UPDATE 4:50PM EST: The 2 1/2 year-old child has been removed, and is being transported to Bellevue Hospital with head trauma. The child is reportedly in Boruch Hashem in stable condition after falling approximately 3 stories down the shaft.
It is just one year (and one week) since 5-year-old Yaakov Neuman Z”L was tragically killed after an elevator malfunctioned at 70 Clymer Street (NYCHA), causing him to plung 120 feet to his tragic death.
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