LANGLEY, B.C. - A one-year-old boy who fell to the pavement from a second storey window of his home has miraculously survived the 15-foot drop.
“It is amazing, and my understanding is that he is doing well,” said Langley RCMP spokeswoman Cpl. Holly Marks Monday after the boy plunged from the window of a townhouse unit in the 21500-block of 88th Avenue.
Police were called to the scene by paramedics on Monday morning and the boy was taken to Children’s Hospital by helicopter. Marks said she was told the boy will most likely not suffer permanent injury as a result of the fall.
“It is a townhouse complex and there is pavement where the baby fell,” she said in an interview. “The mother was cleaning in the same room and the screen gave way.”
“The distraught mother was in the residence cleaning and had opened the “window to ‘air’ out the room,” she said.
“The window is in close proximity to the floor and when the young boy leaned on the screen, it let go and he fell through the opening. Police believe this incident was an unfortunate accident,” said Marks.
”My understanding is that the window is quite low in relation to the floor,” she said.
Marks said it is “miraculous’ the child survived but offered a word of advice to parents to make sure windows are properly child proofed.
The boy was still in hospital late Monday.