6-year-old boy lands on mulch, survives fall from NYC apartment window

April 20, 2019 - 12:08 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A 6-year-old boy was hospitalized after falling from the third-floor apartment window in the Bronx on Friday.

Police say that the young boy's father was installing an air conditioner and had temporarily removed the window screen and guard.

The boy fell from the Bailey Avenue apartment in Kingsbridge at about 7:10 p.m., according to police.

The child fell about 30 feet and landed on a mulch-covered garden, police say.

Witnesses say the boy began to cry following the fall and was conscious. 

 He was taken to Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital and remains in stable condition, police said, adding that the incident appears to be an accident.

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