2-year-old Marysville boy in critical condition after falling 6 feet from window onto concrete

2-year-old flown to hospital after falling 6 feet from window, onto concrete. Photo credit: Marysville Fire District.

A Marysville child is in the hospital after falling 6 feet from a first story window onto concrete.

Marysville firefighters responded Tuesday afternoon to reports of a toddler who had fallen from the window. The child was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He was in critical condition Tuesday night. 

Firefighters warn families to always check windows and install locks or guards to help prevent windows from fully opening and potentially becoming a safety risk. Window screens are not strong enough to support the full weight of a child, fire officials say.

Officials also recommend moving furniture away from windows to help prevent kids from climbing on them. Officials say to not move a child if they do fall to prevent possibly worsening the injuries and to instead call 911.

Marysville Fire also says if residents are in need of window locks, they do have a few available for free. Call a Public Education Specialist at 360-363-8507.

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