Update: 2 children survive 25-foot fall from High Point window

(Photo by Christopher Boffoli)
Still working to get more information on this – police and fire units have been in the 6000 block of Lanham Place – police say the Fire Department asked them to assist with a report of “2 small children that fell out of a window.” We have a crew arriving there and also will be checking with SFD for more information – stand by for more details. 4:04 PM UPDATE: WSB contributing journalist Christopher Boffoli is at the scene. Neighbors tell him two children fell from a third-story window. One is said to be 4 years old. We don’t know the other’s age, nor the condition, yet. 4:10 PM UPDATE: Dana Vander Houwen with SFD tells us the children are both 3, one boy and one girl, who fell 25 feet into “soft bark” and both have “non-life-threatening injuries” – both were taken to Harborview Medical Center. 4:55 PM UPDATE: We also have a photo from Tony Bradley, who says the children reportedly were playing near the window just before they fell and may have pushed on the screen.

6 Replies to "Update: 2 children survive 25-foot fall from High Point window"

  • Tony October 22, 2009 (4:05 pm)

    Fell from 3rd floor into landscaping, according to woman in the building. One child was 4 years old.

  • WSB October 22, 2009 (4:06 pm)

    Thanks. Christopher is at the scene and I just added that info from him. Checking with SFD to see if they have condition info.

  • cathyw October 22, 2009 (5:20 pm)

    My heart jumped into my throat when I read this.

  • Bonnie October 22, 2009 (5:51 pm)

    I’m glad they are okay. Very scary.

  • ellenater October 22, 2009 (6:01 pm)

    I;m so happy they are more or less OK! :)

  • k October 22, 2009 (9:39 pm)

    I hope someone who knows the family will suggest that the kids get LOTS of follow up testing regarding brain development and educational support.
    I have worked with a boy who fell out a 3 story window. He was “fine” according to Drs. etc. Once he got to school it was obvious that he was not fine. He has serious learning issues. The earlier the intervention and support the better.

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