Child falls from window in West Jordan

Posted at 2:40 PM, Jun 05, 2013

WEST JORDAN -- A 5-year-old girl fell from a second story window in West Jordan Wednesday afternoon.

It happened around 2:21 p.m. Paramedics responded to a residence in the Brittany Townhomes within minutes of the 911 call and determined the girl was conscious and breathing, but not alert.

Relatives of the child said the master bedroom window was open to allow air into the home. They said the child pushed against the screen and did a somersault and landed on her back in a flower bed.

The girl fell between 15 and 20 feet, and rescue crews and family are both grateful the girl survived the fall. The girl has been taken to Primary Children's Hospital. Paramedics said a doctor may determine otherwise, but the injuries appeared minor.

"Very relieved, when I got the first call because they were trying to reach her husband, just panic-stricken," Michelle Perry, the girl's aunt, said.

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