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January 09, 2018

A Girgarre toddler escaped serious injury after falling from a second storey window yesterday.

A Girgarre toddler escaped serious injury after falling from a second storey window yesterday.

About 9am, emergency services were called to a Mason Rd, Girgarre, property after reports a boy, 4, had fallen from a window.

Rochester police believe the boy was looking out an open window at a tractor in a neighbouring paddock when the flyscreen gave way.

The child was taken to Shepparton, before being flown to the Royal Children’s Hospital to be checked for internal injuries.

‘‘Because he fell from such a height, the ambulance crew decided to convey the child to Melbourne for additional scans to see if there were any internal injuries,’’ Rochester police Sergeant Dale Simm said.

‘‘It’s an unfortunate accident and the family is quite lucky that the child didn’t sustain more serious injuries.’’

The boy’s older brother alerted his parents to the accident.

Sgt Simm said the accident was a reminder to parents to watch children, even while at home.

‘‘Thankfully it worked out for the best in this instance as there were no immediate serious injuries,’’ he said.

‘‘However, it’s important for parents to check the security of the windows and doors to limit accidents such as this.’’

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