NH toddler who fell from 3rd-story window now in good condition at Portland hospital

Posted June 21, 2011, at 9:38 a.m.

ROCHESTER, N.H. — A 2-year-old who fell from a third-story window in Rochester, N.H., on Friday morning is in good condition, according to Police Capt. Paul Callaghan on Monday.

“He’s healthy. He’s going to be OK,” said Callaghan.

The boy fell 20 feet to the ground from his home at Profile Apartments on Rochester Hill Road when he was leaning against a window screen that suddenly became detached from the window.

Rochester police responded to the incident, as well as Frisbie EMS, who treated the child at the scene.

According to Callaghan, the child was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland for his injuries. Callaghan also said the child’s injuries were not serious because he landed on grass.

Police say they consider the fall to be an accident and no charges will be filed.

Both of the child’s parents were home during the incident.

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