UPDATE: Child dies after fall from mall escalator

UPDATE (6/18/2014, 9:35 a.m.): USA Medical Center has confirmed with FOX10 on Wednesday that Jakobe Kirksey, the 11-year-old boy who fell from an escalator in a department store in Bel Air Mall died from his injuries Tuesday night.

EARLIER: Mobile Fire-Rescue crews rushed to the Sears department store Saturday afternoon after reports that a child had fallen from the 2nd to the 1st floor of the building.

Steve Huffman, Public Information Officer with the Mobile Fire-Rescue Department told FOX10News, the 11-year old boy apparently fell from the top of the escalator.

The boy was taken to the University of South Alabama Medical Center where, fire officials say, he was reported in serious condition.

Firefighters got the call shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday.

The child’s name and an update on his condition have not been released.

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