Mulch softens boy’s fall from 6th-floor window in Des Plaines

SHARE Mulch softens boy’s fall from 6th-floor window in Des Plaines
ambulance_generic_e1525014822630.jpg

Sun-Times file photo

A 5-year-old boy was hospitalized after an accidental fall from a sixth-floor window Saturday afternoon at his home in Des Plaines, the police said.

The boy fell around 1:45 p.m. from the window in the Landmark Condominium Building at 711 S. River Rd. onto a “mulched area” in the back of the building, according to police in the northwest suburb.

The boy, who lives in the unit with his parents, was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. The police said he was conscious and breathing when officers and paramedics arrived.

The Latest
Anthony Templet, who confessed immediately after the shooting, tries to explain himself in skillfully made, three-part documentary on Netflix.
Developers invest in an industrial site’s turnaround and hope savvy tenants will buy into the vision of The Terminal.
Candace Parker reached another career milestone, becoming the fifth player in WNBA history with 600 career blocks.
The nearly 500 protesters also put tape over their mouths as a silent protest against social media’s “sensitive content” tag they say is being used to block news stories of Russian acts of terror.