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Boy, 14, dies after falling down elevator shaft at abandoned hospital

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PORT CHESTER, N.Y. — A teenager has died after he fell through the roof of an abandoned hospital and down an elevator shaft in Westchester County, police said.

Port Chester police said the 14-year-old boy died at a hospital after falling Tuesday night.

Police Chief Richard Conway said shoppers at a nearby mall reported at about 8 p.m. that a group of teenagers were on the roof of 406 Boston Post Road, the site of the former United Hospital.

Police said they tried to talk the teenagers down using a public address system, but one of them fell through a hole and down several stories.

He was found at the bottom of the shaft, police said. He was taken to a hospital where he died. The victim’s name has not been released.

The abandoned hospital is being redeveloped for commercial use.

Police are asking anyone with information in the case to contact 914-939-1000.

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