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Abbotsford child hurt after falling from third floor window

ABOVE: A four year old boy tumbled out of a third storey window in Abbotsford last night -- leaving him with two broken legs. It's another reminder for families with children to be extra vigilant when leaving windows open during hot weather. John Hua has this Global News exclusive.

Abbotsford police responded to a call Saturday evening after a four-year-old fell from a third-storey window.

Police say the child climbed up on a couch and managed to push out the screen covering the window and fell onto the ground.

The child was taken to hospital with two fractured femurs but is expected to make full recovery.

Police say an adult was in the apartment at the time of the incident.

“To prevent potential falling accidents, please make sure furniture is not placed under open windows and children cannot reach any open windows,” reads a statement from Abbotsford police.

Police say even an opening as small as four inches can be dangerous.

The incident took place on the 32000 block of Mt. Waddington.

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