Portland boy dies after fall from apartment window

, Posted: Thu, June 5 2014 at 11:42 AM, Updated: Thu, June 5 2014 at 11:51 AM

Portland boy dies after fall from apartment window

Portland, Ore. -- (KGW) A 4-year-old boy died Wednesday evening after falling from a third-story window in North Portland.

He fell about 7:15 p.m. at the Miraflores Apartments, 8925 N. Newell Ave.

The boy was rushed to Randall Children's Hospital where doctors could not save his life.

A preliminary information indicates the boy fell through a screened window,  according to Portland Police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson.

Trauma counselors were called to the apartment to help distraught people.


Tips for Increasing Window Safety for Children

Keep play away from windows

Only allow windows to open 4 inches, and install window stops and/or window guards that can be removed by an adult in an emergency

Lock windows when not in use

Open windows from the top and use a window stop for the bottom

Prevent climbing. Keep furniture and anything a child can climb on away from windows

Actively watch children near windows

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