July 17, 2017 11:38 am
Updated: July 17, 2017 4:37 pm

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

RCMP are warning parents after a 3-year-old fell out a window in a home near 139th St. and 64A Ave.

Shane MacKichan

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.

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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.

-With files from Gord McDonald

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