Video shows 7-year-old girl with autism survive 4-story fall from New York City building

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Surveillance video shows a 7-year-old girl with autism falling from a Bronx apartment building.

A 7-year-old girl with autism survived a frightening four-story fall early Monday after climbing out her New York City apartment building window.

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Officials said the girl climbed out the window and onto a fourth floor fire escape in University Heights just after 2 a.m.
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Lucy Yang is live in the University Heights section of the Bronx with the latest


She fell and landed on the pavement below. The incident was captured on surveillance video.

The video showed the girl getting up and stumbling before 13-year-old Daniel Castro came to her aid after he heard the girl strike the pavement and her cries.

Daniel brought the girl to his family's apartment where his mother called for help.

The girl was bleeding slightly from the mouth, but otherwise was conscious and alert, officials said. She was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Officials said the girl was non-verbal and unable to communicate what happened. Police said the incident was under investigation.
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