Child sent to hospital after falling from Elkhart apartment

Posted on April 18, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on April 18, 2013 at 3:29 p.m.

ELKHART — Police are investigating an alleged three-story fall that sent a child to the hospital Thursday, April 18.

The child, whose age is unknown, was taken to Memorial Hospital in South Bend after falling at the Cornerstone Apartments, 500 S. Main St., police said at the scene. The condition of the child is not known.

According to dispatchers, the child fell from the fifth floor and onto the second floor sometime before 11:30 a.m.

Paul Greenwood, who is in charge of maintenance at the apartments, said he was told there was a hole on in the middle of a window of the fifth floor. He had started working on replacing that window when he heard that a child had fallen through the hole of that window and onto the roof of the third floor.

Greenwood said he was surprised when he was told the child went through the hole in the window, because he did not think the hole was big enough for a child to fit through it. Greenwood said all the windows in the building are sealed shut, so it was not likely the child fell through another window.

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