American boy, 4, survives falling off 17th floor balcony!

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London, June 7 (ANI): A four-year-old American boy had a miraculous escape after he fell from a 17th floor hotel balcony, bounced off palm tress and landed on the ground receiving only minor injuries.

Rescuers found Joey Williams alive after he landed on a dirt surface near the hotel's swimming pool.

The boy was downright lucky - he not only survived the 80ft fall but also managed to land between two pipes jutting up from the ground.

Less than four hours after the fall at his hotel in Miami, Florida, he was sitting up in bed munching chips.

"I've seen people die after falling 30 feet, but this boy fell up to 80ft," the Telegraph quoted Lt Ignatius Carroll, a spokesman for Miami Fire Rescue, as saying.

He added: "He looked to be in pretty good shape. He wasn't all banged up like we expected."

Joey was with his parents and grandparents at the Doubletree hotel in Miami when the incident took place last weekend.

According to his granddad Jerry Unawich, the boy had been chasing a balloon in the hotel room.

When the balloon drifted out on the balcony Joey chased after it and is believed to have climbed over the railing surrounding the balcony.

He landed by the hotel's pool on the 10th floor of the building.

Unawich said: "There are no broken bones and doctors told us everything is fine.

" No bleeding internally. We were truly blessed that God was there with him." (ANI)

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