Infant injured in fall from Bellingham balcony


BELLINGHAM - A 1-year-old child fell from a second-story apartment balcony Friday evening, May 3, but he's expected to survive.

A parent was supervising the child on the balcony in the 2800 block of West Maplewood Avenue when he got beyond the adult's reach, climbed through a railing and fell onto the concrete below, said Bellingham police spokesman Mark Young.

Officers interviewed several witnesses who heard a shout of "No!" before the child slipped through the rails about 5:50 p.m.

By the time officers arrived, paramedics had strapped the child to a backboard. He was conscious and crying, Young said. He was airlifted to Seattle Children's Hospital. An update on his condition wasn't available Monday.

Investigators found no evidence of a crime.

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