Surrey RCMP warn parents after 3-year-old falls out second storey window

Surrey RCMP warn parents after 3-year-old falls out second storey window

Surrey RCMP are asking parents to remain vigilant following a “tragic accident that could have ended much worse.”The warning comes after a three-year-old fell out a window at a home near 139th Street and 64A Avenue on Sunday.Police said it appears the toddler leaned against the screen and fell from a second storey window and landed on the patio below.WATCH:  How to prevent children from falling out of windows

A number of family members were present but police say no one was close enough to grab the child.The three-year-old was taken to hospital and stayed overnight for observation.

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The Ministry of Children and Family Services will be following up with the family.“With the continued warm weather, windows will be open, with only a screen in place, and children can easily fall through them, and serious injury can easily and quickly occur, without warning,” read part of a statement from Surrey RCMP.

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With files from Gord McDonald

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