Boy dies after being crushed at rotating restaurant

Justin Greene
April 16, 2017

The incident occurred at the Sun Dial, a 73-story restaurant at the top of Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel that rotates full circle, offering 360-degree views of the city, police said, USA Today reports.

Friends of the family have identified the Charlotte boy as five-year-old Charlie Holt.

The boy was dining at the popular rotating eatery, located in downtown Atlanta atop the Westin hotel, with his parents when he wandered away from the table.

"We simply think he lost sight of his parents and panicked and found himself in that situation. They were up enjoying one of our favorite attractions, the restaurant and just things went horribly wrong", said Sgt. Warren Pickard, Atlanta Police Department.

He died of head injuries an hour later at a local hospital, Atlanta's WSB-TV reported.

A boy has died after getting his head stuck in the wall of a rotating restaurant in Atlanta. "It crushed his little, small body", Pickard said.


The automatic shut off function reportedly stopped the restaurant from rotating as staff tried to help the boy.

"We know they (were) the last customers for the lunch crowd, and this was very tragic", Pickard said.

A guest services representative with the hotel said the Sun Dial will be closed until at least Monday.

"The family asks for prayers and privacy right now to come to terms with this tragedy".

Westin's manager said, "Words can not express the depths of our sorrow".

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