2-year-old rescued after falling down elevator shaft at upscale Buckhead home

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

A 2-year-old was rescued by firefighters Thursday after falling down an elevator shaft at a home in north Buckhead, officials said.

Crews were dispatched around 6 p.m. to a home on Kenry Court, just off Peachtree Dunwoody Road, after they learned the child fell about two stories, Atlanta fire spokeswoman Alyssa Richardson said. Upon their arrival, firefighters found the child upside-down in the shaft and pinned between the wall and the elevator car, she added.

Rescue crews managed to shut off the power to the elevator and breached its wall. The child was freed and taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

The upscale 6,921-square-foot home was built in 2021, according to online county records.

No further information was released by fire officials, including the nature of the child’s injuries.

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