June 21, 2018
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Presque Isle toddler who fell from second floor remains at EMMC

By Julia Bayly, BDN Staff

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — A toddler who fell out of a second floor apartment window last week remains in critical condition at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

Presque Isle police are releasing few details as the investigation into the incident continues, according to Robert Thibeault, patrolman with the department.

“As of two days ago when I talked to the mom, the child was still at EMMC in critical condition,” Thibeault said Thursday afternoon.

Police responded to the 911 call at the Parsons Street apartment last Friday, Aug. 3, late in the morning, Thibeault said.

“I arrived and found a 19-month-old boy had fallen out of a second floor apartment window,” he said, adding it appears the child was in the room and had pushed out the screen to the window.

Neither the name of the mother nor the child has been released.

The mother was home at the time but unaware the child had fallen out of the window until alerted by a passerby, Thibeault said.

The child was taken by Crown Ambulance to The Aroostook Medical Center and subsequently taken by LifeFlight to EMMC, where he continues treatment for head trauma, the patrolman said.

The apartment is in the former Shirley and Harold’s Restaurant building across from the Savings Bank of Maine on Parsons Street.

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