Boy critical after fall from balcony in Des Moines

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines police say a 1-year-old boy was severely injured after falling 50 feet off an apartment balcony.

The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/12P2949 ) the boy fell from the balcony Thursday evening at an apartment west of downtown.

A police report says the child had been playing on the balcony with his 6-year-old brother while their mother was inside the apartment.

The brother ran inside to say the 1-year-old had slipped off a chair and fallen to a grassy area beneath the balcony.

The child was taken to Blank Children’s Hospital, where a spokesperson says he was in critical condition Friday.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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