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Child Recovering After Fall From Third Floor Window In Northeast Philadelphia

By Walt Hunter

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The family of a toddler who fell three stories in Northeast Philadelphia Monday afternoon may have a freshly planted flower bed to thank for saving his life.

The incident happened at about 2:37 p.m. in the 2300 block of Tremont Street in the city’s Bustleton section.

Police say the 15-month-old child was in the care of his grandmother when he apparently leaned against the screen and fell to the ground approximately 30 feet. Fortunately, the toddler landed in an area covered in mulch.

According to neighbors, the flower bed had just been installed over the weekend, covering an area that was previously gravel.

Police say the little boy was rushed to Aria Health Torresdale Campus where he was hospitalized.

He was treated and released home with a family member just four hours later. The toddler’s family says he is doing OK.

Police say the fall has been ruled an accident.

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  • cantbelieveit

    FYI it was a baby boy.

    • TiredOfItAll

      My mistake.

  • TiredOfItAll

    And where was the Grandmother when the child was at the window? When there are very young children in the house, there should never be any type of furniture in front of windows. A 15-month-old can barely see over the window sill. There had to be a chair or something that she climbed up on in front of the window. Careless!!

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