18 Mar 2013

Toddler survives fall from second-floor window

4:30 pm on 18 March 2013

A toddler who fell from the second floor of a house in Rotorua will be kept in hospital for observation overnight on Monday night.

The 14-month-old girl suffered minor to moderate injuries when she fell from a window of the house in the suburb of Fordlands at about 7.20 on Monday morning. She landed on grass.

The Lakes District Health Board said on Monday afternoon that she was well and in a stable condition in Rotorua Hospital.

Police have been examining the scene and talking to the residents of the house. They say they believe the child climbed through the window.