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.
#ALERT: On scene of a child trauma alert after a 3-year-old fell from a 3rd story apartment window in the 8200 block of Alnwick Circle in Port Richey. The child is listed as a trauma alert and is being airlifted from the scene. #Breaking #PCFRNews pic.twitter.com/62vlhNvrJx
— Pasco Fire Rescue (@PascoFireRescue) April 4, 2019
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.