Toddler dies after falling down elevator shaft

A three-year-old boy died Monday night after falling down an elevator shaft at The Pinnacle, located at 305 South Bellevue in Memphis.

Officials at the scene said when the boy leaned back against a pair of elevator doors in the apartment building, the doors opened from the bottom. The child fell nine floors to the basement. The boy's grandfather climbed down cables in the elevator shaft to reach the child, and handed him to a building engineer.

Emergency crews transported the boy to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The Memphis Police Department said because the death was accidental, they have no plans to investigate the situation and no charges are expected to be filed.

The elevator was closed Tuesday pending an investigation by City of Memphis Code Enforcement.