Boy, 2, Injured in Fall Down Elevator Shaft

A 2 year old was critically injured when he fell 30 feet down an elevator shaft at a hotel in Joliet, Illinois, police said.

The boy, whose identity was not released, had wandered alone from his mother's room at the Plaza Hotel when he fell into the shaft after apparently playing with the buttons on the elevator.

He was rushed to a local hospital in Joliet with severe head injuries, and later flown to Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago.