Four-Year-Old Boy Dies After Falling From Apartment Window

Four-Year-Old Boy Dies After Falling From Apartment Window

A four-year-old boy has died after falling from the third-floor window of an apartment block, police said.

After incurring serious injuries in the 60 feet fall, the four-year-old was rushed to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Yorkhill, but doctors were unable to save him.

Strathclyde Police have opened an investigation into the incident, which took place in St Andrew’s Drive in Pollokshields, Glasgow, Scotland, at around 10.20 am on Friday.

Emergency services were called to the five-story block on Friday morning after the incident was called in.

Early reports say the boy is believed to have climbed and fallen from an open window.

Reactions to the tragedy by local lawmakers have been universally regretful.

Nicola Sturgeon,SNP MSP representative for Glasgow Southside, said: “I am desperately sad to hear about this tragic incident in my constituency, resulting in the death of a young child.

“My heart goes out to his family and my deepest condolences go to everyone who knew him. It is impossible to imagine or put into words what his loved ones will be feeling at such a sad time, and my thoughts are with them.”

Norman MacLeod, SNP councillor for the Pollokshields district, said, “This is distressing news of a young boy in my ward, of only four years of age, having lost his life this morning, apparently after falling from a window.

David Meikle, Scottish Conservative lawmaker for the area, David Meikle, said he was “shocked and saddened” to hear about the tragic death of the young boy. The lawmaker went on to express condolences to the family “who have lost a child.”

Other lawmakers who spoke to the media did the same, with each calling for a full investigation into the death.

A police report of the investigation will be sent to the local procurator fiscal.