Boy critical after falling from apartment block

A young child is in a critical condition after falling from an apartment in Co Offaly yesterday morning.

The boy, who is believed to be about four years old, fell from an apartment block at Granary Court in Edenderry at around 11am.

Gardaí in Edenderry are treating the incident as an accident.

A passing motorist is understood to have come to the boy’s aid after witnessing the fall.

It is understood that together with the child’s mother, the man brought the boy to a local medical centre where he was attended to by a doctor before an ambulance arrived.

A witness who was in the centre at the time said: “A woman came in and said a baby was after falling from a window and could they bring him in there.”

The witness, who asked not to be identified, said the child was conscious and moaning when he arrived.

The boy was removed by ambulance to Temple Street Children’s Hospital, Dublin, where his condition is described as critical.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident to contact gardaí in Tullamore on 057 93 27600.


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