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Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 9:21 am | Updated: 2:55 pm, Fri Mar 1, 2013.

SARASOTA - Authorities are investigating an incident where a toddler fell from a second story balcony.

According to authorities with the Sarasota County Fire Department, the 2-year-old fell from the balcony of the condo along Midnight Pass Road to the concrete on Tuesday around 7:30 am.

Fortunately, the child's vital signs were normal and there didn't appear to be any injuries, but the child was taken to Sarasota memorial hospital as a precaution.

Sarasota County Sheriff's Deputies on scene investigating the incident have deemed it an accident.

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3 comments:

  • E4567 posted at 1:17 pm on Fri, Mar 1, 2013.

    E4567 Posts: 2

    As a mother of a toddler, I can attest: they can very quickly get away from you if you're not watching them every single second. This toddler could have easily gotten away from his/her guardian. These railings shouldn't be that wide in the first place, clearly this building is not up to code. Personally, I take this as a warning to be on the lookout for railings that are not up to date.

     
  • E4567 posted at 12:48 pm on Fri, Mar 1, 2013.

    E4567 Posts: 2

    As a mother of a toddler, I can attest: if you are not watching them every single second, they can very quickly get away and run. These railings are obviously not up to standard building code. It doesn't matter who was there (the toddler could have easily gotten away from his/her guardian) - those railings shouldn't be that wide.

     
  • colbythej posted at 12:23 pm on Tue, Feb 26, 2013.

    colbythej Posts: 13

    Where were the parents??