A 2-year-old boy fell from the balcony of a third floor apartment in Amagasaki City on Friday, but survived with minor injuries to his legs, police said.
The boy was taken to hospital after his fall at around 6.30 p.m., where it was learned he didn’t break any bones in the impact, and suffered minor grazes to his legs. The ground was wet from rain during the day, which police believe cushioned the impact to some extent.
The boy’s mother, 40, noticed her son had fallen when she heard him crying, and looked over the balcony to see him standing on the first floor below.
Police said the boy appears to have climbed up a small bench set against the 120-cm-high balcony wall. An officer from the East Amagasaki police station said: “The boy was very lucky to survive with just minor injuries. Children can climb up places you might not imagine, so I hope people watch out for things like that.”© News reports