Published on May 24th, 2016 | by The Kitsap Scene0
Boys Airlifted to Harborview After Falling From Third-Floor Window in Silverdale
Two young boys were airlifted to the hospital today after falling from a third-floor window in Silverdale.
The fall was reported at 1:12 p.m., and reportedly occurred in an apartment complex in the 12200 block of Daphne Lane Southwest, according to a press release from the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office.
A maintenance technician working nearby reportedly heard the boys — ages 1 and 4 — crying and went to investigate, the release states. He reportedly discovered them lying on the ground and called 911.
Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue personnel responded. The boys were transported to Harrison Medical Center in Silverdale, then airlifted by helicopter to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
The boys had been in a bedroom for a nap, while their mother was in the living room, according to the release.
The sheriff’s office is reportedly investigating the incident.
“While this type of mishap doesn’t happen frequently, it’s not uncommon for incidents of this nature to occur as weather temperatures begins to rise and windows are left open for aeration,” the release states. “Window screens typically are not manufactured to hold the body weight of children. They will readily give way and fall off. Windows left open should be secured in a manner that will prevent a child from being able crawl out or open the window further.”
The National Safety Council offers window safety tips available here: http://www.nsc.org/learn/safety-knowledge/Pages/about-national-window-safety-week.aspx