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Toddler injured after falling from third storey apartment in Kelowna

May 21, 2019 - 4:08 PM

KELOWNA - A two-year-old Kelowna boy was seriously injured and airlifted to a Vancouver area hospital today after falling from a third-storey balcony.

Emergency first responders attended to a building located in the 100 block of Gerstmar Road in Rutland today, May 18, at approximately 7 a.m., after a report that a toddler fell from the balcony of a third-floor apartment and was in need of immediate medical attention, said Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey, in a press release.

"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," said O'Donaghey.

The two-year-old boy sustained serious bodily injuries as a result of the fall. He was rushed to a local hospital by B.C. Emergency Health Services for a medical assessment and treatment. Police have been told that medical professionals determined that it would be necessary for the child to be 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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