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Child falls from third floor apartment

Palmetto, Florida- A 2-year-old who fell out of his mother's third story apartment window is expected to be OK.

Emergency crews were called to building 700 at the Palmetto Trace Apartments in Manatee County around 4:00 p.m. Tuesday.  Family members say the mother was cleaning around the apartment with the windows open when her son "Kenzie" managed to crawl up to the unscreened window and fall out.

The boy was flown to Bayfront Medical Center, but Palmetto Police say his injures do not appear to be serious. Witnesses say the boy was crying for his father as he was taken away.   Soft dirt on the ground below the window likely saved the child from more serious injury.

Palmetto Police are investigating the incident and are asking for anyone who witnessed the boy's fall to contact the police department.


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