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3-year-old falls from 3rd-story apartment window in Pasco County, airlifted to hospital, firefighters say

Posted at 11:57 AM, Apr 04, 2019

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. -- A child was airlifted to the hospital after falling from a third story apartment window Thursday, according to fire officials.

Pasco County Fire Rescue responded to a call in the 8200 block of Alnwick Circle in Port Richey Thursday morning. The child was found conscious and breathing but was airlifted from the scene.

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Detectives with the Pasco County Sheriff's Office are investigating. They said it appears to be an accident.

According to authorities, the 3-year-old's babysitter left the toddler alone for a few seconds to go to the bathroom. Deputies said the child climbed onto a bed, leaned up against the window screen and fell out. Authorities said the window was open because it was a nice day.

Deputies said the toddler is okay and did not break a bone thanks to bushes that helped break the fall.