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Kelowna toddler who fell from a third-floor balcony recovering

May 23, 2019 - 9:27 AM

KELOWNA - ‎The toddler who fell from a third-floor apartment balcony earlier this week is still in medical care and healing.

“I am told by investigators that the child remains in stable condition and continues to recover from his injuries in hospital at this time,” Kelowna RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said today, May 23.

The severity of his injuries has not been detailed.

The two-year-old was airlifted to a Vancouver area hospital May 21 after falling from the balcony of a third-floor apartment in the 100 block of Gerstmar Road in Rutland.

"Through their investigation police have learned that a neighbour, who was awakened by her barking dogs, heard the young child screaming as she went outside to investigate,"O'Donaghey said.

She called 911 and the child was treated on site, then later airlifted to Vancouver for advanced care.

RCMP are continuing their investigation and have notified the Ministry of Child and Family Development, as per protocols, who are also now investigating the incident.

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