A YOUNG Girgarre boy was lucky to escape serious injury after falling from a second storey window on Monday.
At about 9am emergency services were called to the Mason Rd property after reports a four-year-old boy had fallen.
Rochester police believe the boy was looking out an open window at a tractor in a neighbouring paddock when the flyscreen gave way, causing him to fall out.
The child was then taken to Shepparton where he was airlifted to the Royal Children’s Hospital to be checked for internal injuries.
“Because he fell from such a height the ambulance crew decided to convey the child to Melbourne for additional scans to see if there were any internal injuries,” Rochester police Sgt Dale Simm said. “It’s an unfortunate accident and the family is quite lucky that the child didn’t sustain more serious injuries.”
The family was home at the time, with the boy’s older brother alerting his parents to the accident.
Sgt Simm said the accident serves as a reminder to parents to keep watch of their children.
“It’s important for parents to check the security of their windows and doors to limit accidents such as this,” he said.