Soft Landing: Toddler Survives Long Fall Into Mulch Pile

Lucky 3-year-old girl received only minor injuries
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 3, 2018 4:32 PM CDT
A mulch pile isn't usually a choice landing spot.   (Getty/Brett_Hondow)

(Newser) – Police say a 3-year-old girl in Stamford, Conn., survived with just minor injuries after falling as far as five stories from a window and landing in freshly spread mulch, reports the AP. Police tell the Advocate the girl fell from the apartment building window Tuesday afternoon. She was moving and crying when found. She was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Sgt. Brian Butler says the girl was being watched by her sight-impaired grandmother and an aunt when she opened a window and fell next to the parking lot. Butler said even though the apartment was on the second floor, the fall to the parking-lot level was four to five stories.The state Department of Children and Families was notified.

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