Lynden boy, 6, seriously hurt in fall from window

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJune 12, 2013 

LYNDEN - A 6-year-old Lynden boy suffered serious head injuries in a fall from a second-story window Tuesday evening, June 11.

The boy was alone in a bedroom of a two-story apartment building at 1840 Main St., talking out the open window to his younger brother on the ground below, said Lynden Police Chief Jack Foster.

Authorities have not determined what, exactly, caused the boy to fall about 15 feet onto a concrete patio. He struck his head and suffered life-threatening injuries.

Firefighters rushed him to St. Joseph hospital in Bellingham. Lynden Fire Chief Gary Baar said the boy was then airlifted to a Seattle hospital. An update on his condition wasn't available Wednesday.

The boy's mother had been downstairs at the time of the incident, Foster said. Police found no evidence of foul play.

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