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5-Year-Old Crushed In Rotating Restaurant

(WXIA)  The 5-year old boy who died after getting trapped at the top of downtown Atlanta's Sun Dial rotating restaurant has been identified.

The exact cause of death for Charles Holt is still pending, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner.

The boy died after he sustained head injuries at the popular Atlanta tourist location Friday afternoon.

According to Atlanta Police Department spokesperson Warren Pickard, Charles and his family were visiting from Charlotte, North Carolina and were at the restaurant for lunch.

The boy's parents were sitting at the table and the child apparently wandered four to five feet away, when he got caught between the rotating portion of the floor and a wall, a space of only about four to five inches.

"We simply think he lost sight of his parents and panicked and found himself in that situation," Pickard said. "A small child don't know what to do in those moments, and it crushed his little small body."

Pickard said the staff and patrons at the restaurant immediately jumped into action to try to render first aid to the child.

"The amount of people who were helping was amazing," Pickard said. "They were moving furniture, they were pulling chairs -- chairs that were bolted to the floor -- they were pulling them up to try to get the child out."

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