5-year-old dies after injury at Sun Dial rotating restaurant

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A 5-year-old child has died after he sustained head injuries at a popular Atlanta tourist location Friday afternoon.

After wandering away from the window table where he was seated with his parents, the boy got caught between the wall and a table, Atlanta police spokeswoman Officer Stephanie Brown said.

A spokesperson with Atlanta police says the child' body got caught between a wall and the rotating floor. The boy fell and was pinned between a rotating table and a door.

As soon as the boy got stuck, the restaurant's employees jumped into action and tried to save him.

It took firefighters around 30 minutes to free the boy from a 4-inch gap along the line of rotation where he was stuck, Fox 5 Atlanta reported.

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His family was in town from Charlotte, according to police.

The boy was rushed to a nearby hospital, but his injuries were too extensive. "Pulling furniture, turning over tables, trying to administer first aid, but just want not successful in saving the child's life", Pickard added, terming it as a "very tragic incident".

Westin Hotel manager George Reed said investigations into the "tragic accident" were ongoing. "Our thoughts remain with the family".

The Sun Dial, an iconic restaurant that opened in 1976, features a revolving restaurant, a rotating cocktail lounge and an observatory level that offers a 360-degree panorama of the skyline from 723 feet, according to its website.

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