Toddler recovering after fall from first floor window
A two-year-old boy who sustained serious head injuries in a fall from a first floor window in a New Ross estate has made a '100 per cent' recovery according to his grandfather.
The boy fell from the window of his Willow Park home late on Thursday night. The child's grandfather - who asked to remain anonymous - said: 'It was a genuine accident. He climbed up on the window and fell to the ground. He suffered head injuries and a black eye but he's 100 per cent OK now, thank God. It could have been a lot, lot worse.'
The boy's fall was broken when he struck the porch and he was found conscious but bleeding by his mother before being rushed to University Hospital Waterford.
He was assessed at the hospital and a decision was made for him to be flown by the Rescue 117 helicopter from Waterford Airport to Dublin Airport. Upon arrival he was taken by ambulance to Temple Street Hospital.
His condition was described as serious but stable and his grandfather confirmed that he had scans but they came back clear. 'He had to get some stitches but he is going to be fine. He's out of danger.