MOUNT CARMEL, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A five-year-old child in Northumberland County was flown to the hospital after a fall from a third-story window.
The incident took place shortly before 9:00 a.m. at a home located on West 6th Street. A five-year-old boy fell from the attic window and suffered multiple injuries.
Mount Carmel Police were called to the home on West 6th Street after a five-year-old boy fell from an upstairs window.
“We investigated and found out that he had actually fallen from an attic window, which is a third-floor window and that was about a 40 to 60 feet fall for the child,” explained Lieutenant Dave Donkochik, Mount Carmel Borough Police Department.
When paramedics arrived, the boy had been taken back inside by those who live in the home. He was then transported to the Mount Carmel High School where he was airlifted by a helicopter to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.
“We did speak to one witness shortly after the child fell. We’re still talking to some people in the area about the incident,” said Lt. Donkochik
A neighbor, who asked to stay anonymous says she heard a child screaming this morning and knew something bad happened.
“It was a little girl screaming and I came outside and I heard sirens approaching and then shortly after that you could just keep hearing her screaming so I didn’t know what was wrong but you could tell something was wrong,’ said the anonymous neighbor.
Police are actively investigating what may have caused the fall to occur.
“We’re still doing a thorough investigation just to rule out and make sure that there’s no type of foul play or anything like that. We’re also working with the Northumberland County Youth Services.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Mount Carmel Borough Police at 570-339-6020.