Child Falls from Balcony in Uxbridge and Survives

A four-year-old child is recovering in a Toronto area hospital with serious injuries after falling from a residential balcony in Uxbridge.

On Sunday September 12, 2010 at approximately 5:35 p.m. officers from North Division attended the scene of an accident involving a four-year-old child who had fallen from a residential balcony in Uxbridge.

The child was observed lying on the ground by neighbors, unresponsive, after falling about 14 feet from the balcony of his townhouse residence. Neighbors assisted the mother of the child with emergency first-aid until EMS arrived and transported the child to a local hospital.

The child was later air-lifted to a Toronto area trauma hospital with serious injuries. No charges are pending.

Durham Police would like to remind all caregivers of young children to assess all living areas close to windows and elevated doorways, including balconies, to eliminate the potential of accidental falls which can cause serious injury and/or death. Ensure all window locks and screens are securely fastened and remove all furniture or large articles located near windows, elevated doorways or balcony rails to protect from accidental falls.

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