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Teen dies of fall from 15th floor balcony in Panama City
PANAMA CITY BEACH -- A 13-year-old Indiana boy died over the weekend in Panama City Beach after falling to his death from a 15th floor balcony.
The boy is identified as Zachary Dickman from Plainfield, Indiana.
He and his grandmother were checking out of the Palazzo Condominium around 10 am Saturday.
Officials say the victim told his grandmother he left his phone upstairs and ran back to get it.
"Grandma waited for a few seconds, started calling his name, no answer.
That's when she realized he fell off the balcony."
"It looks like its going to be an accidental death but it's a tragic event. Like I said he's a young man. 13 years of age and anybody that looses their life that young it's just horrible."
Panama City Beach police are investigating it as an accidental death.
But they are waiting for the results of an autopsy to be sure.