UK toddler survives 20-ft fall with barely a scratch
A UK toddler narrowly escaped death, surviving a 20-feet fall after he bounced off his bed and fell through the window of his house.world Updated: Jul 14, 2013 15:47 IST
A UK toddler narrowly escaped death, surviving a 20-feet fall after he bounced off his bed and fell through the window of his house.
Leo Fernando, only 23-month-old, plummeted on to a concrete patio but was barely hurt. His only injuries were a cut knee and grazed forehead.
Leo had been playing with brother, Jayhan, and his father, Antony, when he suddenly sprinted over to the window, jumped on the bed and bounced himself outside.
Antony tried to grab Leo who catapulted himself through the air, newspapers reported. Antony missed and the boy’s frantic mother, Emma, heard him shrieking, “Leo’s fallen out of the window”. “I was in another room and screamed. I rushed out into the garden. I found Leo standing up and crying,” Emma said.
“I snatched him up and hugged him as my mum called the ambulance. I was wiping the blood out of his eyes when the paramedics arrived,” she added. Leo was rushed to hospital for X-rays, which amazingly revealed no broken bones.
“The nurses said what saved his life was that he wasn’t scared and didn’t stiffen up when he fell. He also bounced off the window sill, which broke his fall a bit,” Emma said.
First Published: Jul 14, 2013 15:43 IST