Jerusalem Boy Dies After Falling From School Roof

11-year-old boy fell between nine and 11 meters through a shaft situated above a stairwell, according to a preliminary investigation.

Jerusalem Fire and Rescue Service

An 11-year-old boy died Saturday evening after falling to his death in a school in Jerusalem’s Ramot neighborhood.

Magen David Adom emergency services received a call at 8 P.M., reporting the accident. Paramedics arrived at the scene and found the boy, who had fallen from a great height, suffering from multiple injuries. He was evacuated to a hospital in critical condition while the paramedics performed resuscitation efforts, but was pronounced dead on arrival.

A preliminary investigation determined that a group of 10- to 12-year-old boys had been playing on the roof of the school. One of them fell through a shaft that was situated above a stairwell. Firefighters on the scene said that he had fallen from a height of between nine and 11 meters. The police have launched an investigation.

Dan Drori, one of the paramedics at the scene, said that “when we arrived we saw the boy lying unconscious, not breathing and with no pulse. He was suffering from severe multi-system injuries. We tried resuscitation and evacuated him to the hospital.”