Reportedly, a 5-year-old boy died after his body was crushed in a rotating restaurant atop a downtown Atlanta tower. According to the Atlanta police, the child got caught between a table and a wall, as the floor moved.
The young unnamed boy was having dinner with his family at The Sun Dial restaurant when this tragedy took place. The Sun Dial is known for their dining area, that sits atop the 73-story cylindrical Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel. The entire restaurant rotates, to give civilians a panoramic view of the city.
Unfortunately, while the family was dining, the young boy wandered away from his parents’ table, and as the floor moved, the child became caught in the wall.
Sgt. Warren Pickard of the Atlanta Police, expressed, “The boy was caught in between maybe 4 to 5 inches of space, a small child doesn’t know what to do in those moments. It crushed his little, small body.”
The floor automatically stopped, as it is designed to do so, when something is caught, but by the time he was rescued, the boy suffered serious head injuries, and was taken to a hospital, where he later died.
The hotel’s manager, George Reed, issued out a statement offering condolences to the family.
The restaurant will be closed for the remainder of Easter weekend following the boy’s death.