by Logan Gruber
A 1-and-a-half-year-old boy survived a fall from a third-floor window Monday evening.
Around 5:50 p.m. Sept. 28, St. Joseph Police along with fire and rescue and Gold Cross were called to the 400 block of First Avenue NE to a report of a male child who had fallen out of a third-story window.
A press release states the child had been in his room for a nap, but instead crawled up to the window, slid it open and pushed the screen out, allowing him to fall. The parent found the child on the ground, and asked a passerby to call 911 while the parent attended to the child.
Authorities arrived on the scene to find the child crying and responsive. The child was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital by Gold Cross ambulance. The only injuries which were reported were a fractured jaw. The child was moved out of intensive care, but was still in the hospital as of Tuesday.
The incident is believed to have been an accident.